Nova Scotia

Kentville man faces child porn, luring charges

Nova Scotia RCMP have arrested a 26-year-old Kentville man and charged him with possession of child pornography and trying to lure a child for a sexual purpose over the internet.

Andrew Christopher Barrett convicted 6 years ago on same charges

Nova Scotia RCMP have arrested a 26-year-old Kentville man and charged him with possession of child pornography and trying to lure a child for a sexual purpose over the internet.

Halifax RCMP Cpl. Scott MacRae said Andrew Christopher Barrett was charged on Thursday after the Internet Child Exploitation Unit received a complaint from someone in Lower Sackville.

MacRae said the investigation was not based on officers posing as children, but on actual internet conversations.

"Due to this investigation, our officers conducted a search of a residence on Nichols Avenue in Kentville. Police seized computers and other computer-related items," he told CBC News on Friday.

"Police allege that this man was trying to lure a child under 12 for sexual purposes."

MacRae said Barrett will remain in police custody over the weekend and is expected to appear in Dartmouth provincial court on Monday.

Barrett was convicted six years ago of child luring, sexual interference, sexual assault and possession of child pornography. He was sentenced to two years in prison and three years of probation.