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

William Kokesch is shown in this undated police handout photo. A Montreal deacon has been accused of producing and distributing child pornography a day after police say they seized 2,000 images from his home.

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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 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.

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

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

Mr. 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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