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Gore Bay man charged in on-line child pornography investigation

Thursday, December 05, 2013   by: Kate Adams

OPP News Release

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Gore Bay - Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit have charged a Gore Bay man following a six month covert on-line child pornography investigation.

In June, 2013 police from the Toronto Police Service - Child Exploitation Unit were conducting a covert on-line investigation. During the investigation, the suspect sent images of child sexual abuse to the undercover officer. In October, 2013 undercover police from New Zealand identified this same suspect involved in the sharing access of child sexual abuse images via the internet.

Upon further investigation amongst the police agencies, the suspect was identified in Gore Bay (Manitoulin Island), Ontario.

The file was forwarded to the O.P.P. Child Sexual Exploitation Unit for further investigation.

On December 4, 2013 members of the O.P.P. Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, Sudbury Police Service - Technical Crime Unit and Gore Bay O.P.P. Detachment executed a search warrant at a Gore Bay residence. 

As a result of this investigation, two computers and other items pertinent to the investigation were seized which contained images of child sexual abuse. 

Roderick William WILSON, age 30 years, of Gore Bay, Ontario is charged with three counts of Possession of Child Pornography, one count of Make Available Child Pornography and two counts of Accessing Child Pornography.

The accused was held in custody. He is scheduled to attend a bail hearing on Friday December 6, 2013 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Gore Bay, Ontario.

The investigation is continuing.

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