Accessing child pornography charges can be laid if police find evidence that a computer has been used to visit websites that host child pornography, even if none of the images were actually saved to the hard drive of the computer.
People are being charged with internet-related sex offences in ever-incresing frequency. The Government of Canada has also changed the law to make the punishment of these charges much more severe. Possession of child pornography charges now carry with them mandatory periods of jail time. This means that any conviction under this section will mean that the convicted person has to spend time in jail. This jail sentence cannot be served under house arrest.