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Ryan Hampton Child Porn Charges: Former Vernon Mountie To Stand Trial

03/05/2014 01:58 EST | Updated 05/05/2014 05:59 EDT
VERNON, B.C. - A former RCMP officer in Vernon, B.C., will face child pornography charges.

A provincial court judge in the north Okanagan city has found there is enough evidence to proceed with charges against 35-year-old Ryan Hampton.

He appeared in court Tuesday charged with nine counts including possession of child pornography and obstruction of justice, and will return April 14 to set a date for trial.

Hampton was suspended without pay almost immediately after his arrest last June.

At the time, Chief Supt. Mike Sekela said the force would also hold a formal disciplinary hearing and seek Hampton's dismissal.

Hampton has since resigned and is no longer a member of the RCMP. (CKIZ)

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