Possession of child pornography charges can be laid if police find physical copies of child pornography, or more commonly, if there are child pornography files saved on a hard drive or electronic storage device.
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.