A man who worked with children as a music therapist was back in court Friday after being charged with a slew of child pornography charges on Thursday.

Robert William Harris, 46, was charged after police raided his home on Allen Street in central Halifax early on Thursday. 

He will spend the next three days in jail while his lawyer, Eugene Tan, tries to come up with a release plan for him.

Crown prosecutor Craig Botterill said he is opposed to Harris’ release because he appears to have no connections to anyone living in this province.

Harris moved to Halifax from Burlington, Ont., in October, said Botterill. 

Tan argued Harris has a brother who lives in the province. 
The Crown wants strict conditions in place, should Harris be released.

"We would want conditions that he not have any unsupervised access to children — at all. That he stay off the internet, not possess pornography because any type of pornography is a trigger for a person who might have a sexual interest in children and other conditions that would satisfy the public that he’s not a present danger to children," said Botterill.

Botterill said police have recovered 66 child pornography images so far, and he says there's no indication any of the children are local and they appear to be from eastern Europe.

Police used a remote computer program which flags child pornography on file sharing sites. Botterill said Harris' computer IP address was flagged back in January.

Harris works as a music therapy teacher for children, some of whom have autism. He runs his company called Creative Expressions Music Therapy Services.

"In this case, a person who works specifically with disabled children — those least able to report inappropriate touching, I think a reasonable person would be concerned," said Botterill.