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Mr. JetzTV faces more sex-related charges

Darrell Ackman, 43, a.k.a. "Mr. JetzTV"

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WINNIPEG - The former MLA hopeful known as "Mr. JetzTV" has been rearrested - and quickly released - to face new allegations of making child pornography videos and profiting from pimping out girls and a woman.

Darrell Ackman, 43, was collared earlier this week, Winnipeg police said Friday. In addition to a raft of sex-related charges he faced, Ackman now must also answer to three counts of living off the avails of prostitution and two counts each of making and possessing child pornography.

He is presumed innocent and was ordered released from remand custody with a $5,000 bond Thursday by Judge Tim Killeen, court records show.

A publication ban is currently in place on any evidence heard so far in the case.

The latest allegations are an extension of a vice squad probe targeting Ackman last July which prompted police to search a Hunterbrook Road suite and seized computers, cameras and cellphones, police say.

Const. Jason Michalyshen said an "extensive" forensic search of the devices resulted in the new charges being laid.

The data allowed cops in the Internet Child Exploitation unit to identify two additional alleged victims, bringing the total to four, he added.

They range in age from 14-21, Michalyshen said.

The production of the child pornography began in January 2012, police suspect.

Ackman made headlines in 2012 by going around Winnipeg recording unsuspecting women, calling himself Mr. JetzTV and posting the videos online.

He's set to return to court for a routine appearance on March 7.

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