Win­nipeg child psy­chol­o­gist ar­rested on child porn charge

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A Win­nipeg child psy­chol­o­gist WIN­NIPEG has been ar­rested on a child pornog­ra­phy charge.

Win­nipeg po­lice say the Na­tional Cen­ter for Miss­ing and Ex­ploited Chil­dren in the United States got a tip about child sex­ual abuse images be­ing stored on an on­line stor­age ser­vice.

The Amer­i­can or­ga­ni­za­tion shared the in­for­ma­tion with the Na­tional Child Ex­ploita­tion Co­or­di­na­tion Cen­tre in Ot­tawa, which con­tacted Win­nipeg po­lice.

Win­nipeg po­lice say a sus­pect was taken into cus­tody on Wed­nes­day and in­ves­ti­ga­tors found child sex­ual abuse images on an elec­tronic de­vice in a home.

Gary An­thony Shady, who is 72, has been charged with pos­ses­sion of child pornog­ra­phy.

The Win­nipeg Re­gional Health Au­thor­ity says Shady is an em­ployee with pa­tients at Health Sci­ences Cen­tre and the Man­i­toba Ado­les­cent Treat­ment Cen­tre and is on ad­min­is­tra­tive leave pend­ing the out­come of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“We are not cur­rently aware of any al­le­ga­tions in­volv­ing pa­tients un­der his care,” the health au­thor­ity said Thurs­day in a state­ment.

“Staff ... will be reach­ing out to Dr. Shady’s cur­rent pa­tients and their fam­i­lies in the com­ing days to pro­vide sup­port and in­for­ma­tion on plans to tran­si­tion their care to other clin­i­cians.”

Po­lice said Shady was be­ing held in cus­tody.

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