Military police have charged a 24-year-old soldier based in Shilo, Man., with possessing and making available child pornography.

Military police investigators charged the soldier on Tuesday with one count each of making available, possessing and accessing child pornography.

The man has also been charged with one count of improperly storing a firearm, the Canadian Forces stated in a news release.

Members of the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service, a unit within the Canadian Forces Military Police, carried out the investigation in co-operation with other law enforcement agencies in Manitoba, according to officials.

"The possession of child pornography is illegal and unacceptable," Lt.-Col. Brian Frei, the investigation service's commanding officer, stated in the release.

"The Military Police consider this incident to be a serious matter and will thoroughly investigate any allegations of possession or accessing of child pornography related to Canadian Armed Forces members, Department of National Defence employees or defence establishments."