Hamilton police made arrests in two separate child pornography cases on Thursday. 

A Brantford man has been charged with making child porn after an investigation that began in the spring. Police arrested another man, a 25-year-old from Hamilton, and charged him with possession of child pornography.

Det. Sgt. David Beech, of the Division Three criminal investigations unit, said the two cases are unrelated.

On Friday morning, Hamilton police announced the Thursday arrest of a 41-year-old Brantford man in connection with a case of child pornography.

The investigation began on May 30 after officers made a visit to a Flamborough residence to “check on the well-being” of a male occupant, police said in a statement.

“As a result of this call, officers became suspicious of communications the male had with another male in the United States,” police said. 

Hamilton detectives collaborated with investigators in the U.S. during the probe.

“It was discovered the contents of the communications between the two parties constituted the making of child pornography,” the statement said. 

The accused lives in Brantford but was staying in Flamborough at the time of his May 30 encounter with police, Beech told CBC Hamilton.

Police apprehended the man at his workplace, which is not in Brantford. Beech wouldn't disclose where exactly the arrest took place. 

He said investigators believe there is a single victim and don't expect to lay additional charges in the case. They are withholding the name of the accused to protect the identity of the victim.

"I am not going to speak to the nature of the relationship [between the accused and the victim]," Beech said.  

The suspected child-porn producer was scheduled to appear in court for a Friday bail hearing. 

Flamborough arrest

Hamilton police made the other child-porn-related arrest during a raid on a Flamborough home on Thursday morning.

Around 7:30 a.m., officers arrested a 25-year-old man and seized two computers from the residence. He was charged with possession of child pornography and breach of probation. 

The arrest stems from a tip from the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre in Ottawa regarding the accused’s Facebook account, police said on Friday. 

He was held for a Thursday bail hearing.

Detectives are still examining files on the computers that were seized.