A man who was a teacher at multiple school divisions in Winnipeg over the last 15 years is facing child pornography charges. 

In January 2023, the Winnipeg Police Service’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) was alerted that child sexual abuse imagery was uploaded to an IP address within the city.

Officers investigated and eventually identified the home that was connected to the IP address.

On Wednesday, the ICE unit executed a search warrant in a home in the Seven Oaks area, where they located child abuse sexual imagery. They also seized several electronic storage devices.

Winnipeg Police say 59-year-old Alan Lindsay Veness was arrested and has been charged with possession of child pornography and accessing child pornography.

He has since been released on a Release order as mandated by the criminal code.

The Winnipeg Police Service says the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information wishing to speak with investigators is encouraged to call 204-986-6172.