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More child porn-related charges for assistant fire chief

Robb Kidd, assistant chief with Kingston Fire and Rescue.

DANIELLE VANDENBRINK | QMI AGENCY

KINGSTON, Ont. -- Police have laid 19 more child pornography-related charges against assistant fire chief Robb Kidd, bringing the total number of charges to 35.

Kidd, 53, a 38-year veteran of Kingston Fire and Rescue, was granted bail in November after being arrested on 16 charges of making and possessing child pornography, child exploitation, invitation to sexual touching, voyeurism and criminal harassment.

Details of the charges cannot be published under a court-ordered ban.

The new charges, brought before the Ontario Court of Justice Thursday, include 14 counts of voyeurism, two counts of making child pornography, two counts of possessing child pornography and one count of sexually exploiting a minor.

The new charges stem from an ongoing investigation by Kings­ton Police.

Details of those charges are also subject to a publication ban in order to protect the identity of the victims.

Kidd remains employed with Kingston Fire and Rescue.

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