Case against Hafford man facing child porn charges adjourned

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A bench warrant to hold for a Hafford man facing child porn charges still hasn’t been activated after a lawyer appeared on his behalf in Saskatoon Provincial Court on Oct. 27.

The court issued a bench warrant to hold on Kelly Beleznay, 55, on Aug. 25 and the matter was adjourned to Sept. 29 and then it was adjourned to Oct. 27.

Beleznay was arrested and charged with accessing and possessing child porn in June. A police investigation was launched in February 2020 after they say they had “many complaints” about someone accessing child porn on the Internet. Blaine Lake RCMP and the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) searched Beleznay’s home in Hafford on June 2. Police found child porn and they seized a laptop and USB storage devices for further forensic analysis.

He is now scheduled to appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court on Nov. 24.

Lisa Joy, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Battlefords Regional News-Optimist