A member of the northern Ontario media and a face familiar to CTV News Northern Ontario viewers has been charged with child pornography offences and possession of a controlled substance after a police investigation and search.

As a result of the investigation, 32-year old, Callam Senyk-O’Flanagan (also known as Callam Rodya) from Greater Sudbury was arrested and charged by the Greater Sudbury Police Service with the following offences:

  • Possession of Child Pornography x3 – Section 163.1(4) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Access Child Pornography x3 – Section 163.1(4.1) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Make Available Child Pornography x3 – Section 163.1(3) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance – Section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

He will attend bail court today to answer to the charges.

In October 2018, the Greater Sudbury Police Service Cyber Crime Unit identified a Greater Sudbury resident downloading child pornography using a file-sharing site between October 2018 and February 2019.

Yesterday, a search warrant was executed at a Greater Sudbury residence and evidence of child pornography was located on computers seized from the residence. Detectives also located a small baggy containing what is suspected to be cocaine inside the residence.

Under his working name of Callam Rodya, the accused has worked as a videojournalist for CTV News Northern Ontario since September 2017. Rodya’s CTV bio details work experience covering “everything from breaking news, to political affairs, healthcare, education and crime.”

Rodya was set to cover Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Sudbury yesterday and is known for his national coverage of the Parry Sound 33 forest fire in summer 2018.