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Filipino alert nabs Canadian pornographer

April 28, 2010 at 1:12 PM

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 28 (UPI) -- A Manitoba man pleaded guilty to child pornography charges after a woman in the Philippines alerted police to explicit Internet photos, officials said.

Bruce Nelson, 48, of Pinawa, Manitoba, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of child pornography and indecent exposure in a case that dated to 2008, The Winnipeg Free Press reported Wednesday.

Nelson was sentenced to eight months in jail for time already served and three years of supervised probation.

Police found more than 1,000 images and 88 videos involving child pornography when they searched Nelson's computer in 2008. The search was conducted after a woman in the Philippines inadvertently received photos Nelson was sending over the Internet. She contacted Filipino authorities who alerted Canadian police.

Several months after the police search, Nelson was arrested for exposing himself to two children ages 5 and 9 and has been in police custody since, authorities said.

Topics: Bruce Nelson