Canadian man faces new child-pornography related charges

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — Canada police say a man accused of luring over 2,000 young boys worldwide into removing their clothing and performing sexual acts in online videos faces new charges.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Jean-Marc Paré says the man appeared in court Thursday to face five additional charges related to child pornography and exploitation. The man, who cannot be identified under a publication ban, previously pleaded guilty to producing child pornography, sexual assault and making child pornography available.

Police say most of the thousands of victims were boys between the ages of 10 and 16 years from Canada, the United States, England, Ireland, Scotland, the Netherlands, Australia, Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, Norway, Germany, France and Latvia.

Police say the alleged offences happened from at least January 2012 to the fall of 2014.