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Sentencing set for OPP sergeant on child porn charge

Thunder Bay OPP officer Mark Anthony Maltais will be sentenced next month for possession of child porn.
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A Thunder Bay-based OPP sergeant will be sentenced in the new year for possession of child pornography.

47-year-old Mark Anthony Maltais was originally charged last January after Thunder Bay police searched a Mapleward Road home where they seized computer equipment. At the time, Maltais was working as commander in the local OPP forensic investigations unit.  He was subsequently suspended with pay, under provisions of the Police Services Act.

The sentencing date of February l, 2017 was set after Maltais pleaded guilty last month to one count of possession of child pornography. 

The officer is also charged with discreditable conduct under the Police Services Act, but an OPP spokesperson says that will not be dealt with until the court process is completed.