An investigation into child pornography that started in December of last year has led to charges against a Grande Prairie man.
Fifty-four year old Brian McCausland is facing charges of possession and distribution of child pornography after being arrested Tuesday.
He has been released on his own recognizance and is due in court May 29.
Local police, along with the Northern Alberta Internet Child Exploitation Unit and the National Child Exploitation Coordination centre started the investigation after allegations of sharing child pornography turned up on social media.
Police say this is a complex case and the investigation will continue.