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Peel police detective faces child porn, fraud charges

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TORONTO – A 30-year veteran of the Peel Region police force is under arrest and facing charges related to child pornography.

Detective Craig Wattier was arrested Wednesday morning by the force’s Internal Affairs Bureau and charged with both accessing and possessing child porn, breach of trust and two counts of fraud over $5,000.

Wattier – a supervisor with the force’s technological crime unit – remains in custody pending a bail hearing Thursday in Brampton, Ont.

Police chief Jennifer Evans says an Internal Affairs investigation began in April after the force received an unspecified complaint.

Evans says Wattier has been suspended with pay in accordance with the Police Services Act.

A brief bio on the Peel Region police website shows Wattier became a police officer in 1985 and that he has worked in a variety of units, including intelligence services, criminal investigations, special victim’s, audits and the major collision bureau.

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