Winnipeg police charge 72-year-old for child porn

A 72-year-old Winnipeg man has been charged with possession of child pornography following a search of his house.

According to the Winnipeg Police Service the provider of an online storage system notified the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the United States about child sexual abuse images being sent on their system. The centre then told the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre in Ottawa and Winnipeg police.

Police said the internet child exploitation unit began its investigation in early October.

On the morning of Oct. 10, officers said they searched a home in the Fort Rouge area and took a man into custody. 

They reportedly seized an electronic device that displayed child sexual abuse imagery, as well as other electronic devices.

Gary Anthony Shady has been charged and is in custody.