A 46-year-old Halifax man has been released from jail after spending nearly six days in custody on child porn charges.

Robert William Harris was arrested at his home in central Halifax last Thursday.  He's accused of possessing, accessing and making available child pornography.

The police Internet Child Exploitation Unit, or ICE, started investigating Harris after a remote computer program suggested a computer at his address was accessing child porn.

According to Crown Prosecutor Craig Botterill, the ICE unit was able to access a file-sharing program on Harris' computer and discovered 66 child porn files. Police seized computer gear and are now examining it.

Botterill was opposed to Harris' release because he had just moved to Halifax last October and — if found guilty — faced a mandatory minimum of one year in jail. Botterill said those factors made Harris a flight risk.

But Judge Michael Sherar was satisfied Harris' older brother could supervise him to make sure he's abiding by release conditions.

Those conditions include that he must stay away from children, stay off the internet and abide by a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day.

Harris is due back in court on March 25 for election and  to enter his plea.