Former Hamilton pastor charged with possession of child pornography

Hamilton police have arrested a local pastor in connection with a child pornography investigation.

Back in August, police received a “cybertip” from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection that alleged a local pastor at a Baptist Church in Hamilton was in possession of child pornography.

Officers executed search warrants and seized multiple computer devices.

“As a result, evidence was collected that resulted in grounds to believe the owner of these devices was in possession of child pornography,” said Hamilton police in a news release.

On Wednesday, officers arrested 46-year-old Joshua David Conroy and charged him with possession of child pornography.

Investigators say Conroy was formerly employed as a pastor at Elliott Heights Baptist Church on Fennell Ave.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information that could help with the investigation is asked to contact the Internet Exploitation Unit at 905-540-5247.