Charles McGee, a former lawyer who has been convicted of molesting young girls, has been charged this week with possessing child pornography, Yellowknife RCMP say.

Police laid the charge against McGee in the N.W.T. capital on Wednesday, along with one charge of breach of recognizance to keep the peace, according to a release sent Friday. He is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 4.

McGee was convicted in 2004 and 2006 of indecent assault involving young girls, stemming from incidents that took place between 1980 and 1982.

He was sentenced to nine months in jail and one year of probation on the 2006 conviction, and was sentenced to house arrest for the 2004 conviction.

But in 2007, an RCMP investigation revealed that McGee had viewed child pornography on his home computer while serving the house arrest sentence.

As part of a set of strict conditions struck with the Crown, McGee agreed to allow police to search his computer and monitor his internet usage without a search warrant.

This week's charges were laid after police conducted a search of McGee's personal computer, RCMP said.

McGee practised law in Yellowknife until 2004. He resigned from the Law Society of the N.W.T. in June 2007 and resigned from the Law Society of Alberta last month.