Child porn suspect kills himself

A 45-year-old Alberta teacher has killed himself just a few days after being charged with importing child pornography after a trip to Thailand.

ST. ALBERT — A 45-year-old Alberta teacher has killed himself just a few days after being charged with importing child pornography after a trip to Thailand.

RCMP says the body of Kerry Glen Avey was found early Saturday in the parking lot of the detachment in St. Albert, near Edmonton.

Police say it appears Avey died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head because a shotgun with a shortened barrel was found near the body.

Avey had been arrested late last month when he returned from Thailand.

Border Services officers found a large collection of CDs and DVDs of child pornography inside a suitcase and Avey was charged with one count of possession and one count of importing of child pornography.

He was released from police custody and was scheduled to appear in court next week.

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