A 41-year-old man in Thunder Bay faces child pornography charges.

Geoffrey Arden Filmore was arrested and charged with Possession of Child Pornography and Distribution of Child Pornography after a home located in the 2000 block of East Arthur Street was searched on April 14.

The search resulted in a computer, a USB stick, CDs and an SD card being seized. Police say the examination of these items confirmed the existence of child pornography.

The investigation started after the Thunder Bay Police Service‚Äôs Computer Crime Unit reviewed a referral that had been received from the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre. Police say the investigation had initially been started in Toronto.

Filmore appeared in court Friday morning and was released. He will be back in court on May 20.