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Montreal cops receive more tips about deacon who faces child-porn charges

William Kokesch is shown in this undated police handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Service de police de la Ville de Montreal
December 27, 2012 - 10:53 AM

MONTREAL - Montreal police say they have received more tips from the public about a deacon charged with producing and distributing child pornography.

A bail hearing for William Kokesch (KOH'-kesh) began in a Montreal courtroom today but a publication ban on its contents was granted at the defence's request.

The 65-year-old Kokesch was charged Saturday via video link after police searched his west-end home a day earlier.

Montreal police Const. Dany Richer said today that authorities have received more tips since Kokesch's photo was made public.

Police said earlier that investigators seized more than 2,000 images from his home.

Kokesch, a deacon for a church in the Montreal suburb of Beaconsfield, was relieved of his duties after the charges were laid.

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