Child pornog­ra­phy charges laid against Canada Creep sus­pect

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The Cal­gary man ac­cused in the Canada Creep voyeurism in­ves­ti­ga­tion faces more charges.

Jef­frey Wil­liamson, 42, has been charged with pos­ses­sion and ac­cess­ing child pornog­ra­phy, in ad­di­tion to the counts of voyeurism and pub­lish­ing voyeuris­tic im­ages gar­nered af­ter his ar­rest last Tues­day.

He was re­leased on bail Thurs­day.

Po­lice say the charges come as city cy­ber­crime in­ves­ti­ga­tors con­tinue to sift through ter­abytes of data seized from his McKen­zie Towne home.

That search war­rant yielded com­put­ers and hard drives con­tain­ing hun­dreds of thou­sands of im­ages and videos — some dat­ing back to 2012.

Find­ing ev­i­dence of child pornog­ra­phy in that data, po­lice re­ar­rested Wil­liamson on Fri­day and charged him Satur­day.

Cal­gary cy­ber­crime in­ves­ti­ga­tors be­gan in­ves­ti­gat­ing nearly a week ago, af­ter learn­ing of the Canada Creep Twit­ter ac­count, widely crit­i­cized for post­ing lewd and un­so­licited pho­tos and videos of fe­males around Cal­gary.

One of those fea­tured on the ac­count in­cluded at least one underage girl.

Be­fore it was shut down by Twit­ter early Tues­day, the ac­count ap­peared to have been ac­tive for at least a year and racked up more than 17,000 fol­low­ers.

Wil­liamson next ap­pears in court Mon­day.

Jef­frey Robert Wil­liamson

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