Guelph, Ont., police apologize to man wrongfully accused of child pornography

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GUELPH, Ont. — Police in Guelph, Ont., have issued a public apology to a man they say was wrongfully accused of voyeurism and possessing child pornography.

The force says the man was arrested at Guelph’s city hall in July 2016 and later identified in a press release as being charged with those offences.

It says he was not, in fact, charged with either crime when the press release was sent out — or at any other time.

In a statement this morning, police say the man was not in possession of child porn or engaged in voyeurism.

The police service says it “sincerely apologizes” for the embarrassment and damage stemming from the incident.

The Canadian Press