Child porn charges for Toronto prof, ex-adviser to Ont. premier

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A University of Toronto professor who advised Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s transition team is facing five child porn-related charges, including making and distributing child pornography, after an investigation involving New Zealand police.

Investigators with the Toronto Police Service’s sex crimes unit arrested Benjamin Levin, 61, at his home near Lawrence Avenue West and Avenue Road on Monday morning.

The lead detective on the case, Det.-Const. Janelle Blackadar, told CBC’s Steven D’Souza that investigators had been trailing Levin’s actions for about a year, and were contacted during that time by New Zealand authorities.

Levin was alleged to have frequented online forums where people discussed child exploitation.

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