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Toronto police assist in arrest of man for alleged sex assault of 6-month-old daughter

Last Updated Feb 9, 2019 at 1:47 pm EST

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Police in London, Ontario say the arrest of a man in relation to the historical sexual assault of his six-month-old daughter illustrates the link between viewing child pornography and child sexual abuse.

Authorities say they were contacted by Toronto police about a man whose daughter had allegedly been sexually assaulted as a baby.

Toronto police officers had been communicating with the man over an internet chat site.

Officers searched a London home and seized a tablet with multiple images of suspected child pornography.

A 38-year-old man faces numerous charges, including sexual assault, sexual exploitation and sexual interference, along with possessing, accessing and importing or selling child porn.

The man has not been identified to protect the identity of the victim.

Police have confirmed the victim no longer lives with her father and Children’s Aid Society has been contacted

With files from News Staff