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Corner Brook man could be facing more charges

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Sandi MacKinnon said it was hard for her client to make any decisions regarding the charges against him not knowing if more could be coming.

Matthew James Carter, 34, was charged in February with unlawfully luring a child under the age of 16 by means of a computer system and unlawfully making sexually explicit material available to a child under 16.

At the time Carter consented to being remanded on the charges and it wasn’t until July that he sought bail.

He was released on July 28 on conditions that included making regular contact with his surety, not having any contact with anyone under 16, unless in the presence of another adult, abiding by a curfew and to not access the Internet.

He was later taken back into custody and denied bail following a hearing on Sept. 25.

In provincial court in Corner Brook on Tuesday MacKinnon said during that last appearance they learned the investigation into Carter was continuing and it was possible more charges would be laid.

She said police wanted to have a cellphone analyzed and that had not yet been completed.

Crown attorney Lori St. Croix said police have been told the file has been given priority, but she could not provide a timeline for completion.

MacKinnon asked to have the matter brought back to court on Oct. 26.

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