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City police make an arrest in Guelph Police Service child porn case

Friday, March 07, 2014   by: Kate Adams

North Bay Police Service
News Release

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On the 6th Mar at 6:00 a.m. the North Bay Police and the OPP Child Exploitation Unit executed a search warrant on local residence.

The warrant was in relation to a Guelph Police Service investigation on Child pornography.

The Guelph Police Service media release follows; 

Summary:  On February 11, 2014 the Guelph Police Service commenced an investigation. 

As a result of an investigation by the Guelph Police Service a 34 year old male, who is a Guelph resident, was arrested. 

This male is currently facing 13 criminal charges and will appear in Guelph court on March 7th, 2014.

1.   Sexual Assault   Section 271 CCC
2.   Sexual Interference   Section 151 CCC
3.   Invitation to Sexual Touching   Section 152 CCC
4.   Make Child Pornography   Section 163.1(2) CCC
5.  Distributing Child Pornography   Section 163.1(3) CCC
6.  Luring a Child   Section 172.1(a) CCC
7.  Luring a Child   Section 172.1(b) CCC
8.  Making Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Child    Section 171.1(1)(b) CC
9.  Sexual Assault   Section  271  CCC
10. Sexual Interference   Section  151  CCC
11.  Invitation to Sexual Touching  Section  152  CCC 
12.  Make Child Pornography   Section 163.1(2)  CCC
13.  Making Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Child   Section  171.1(1)(b) CCC

Guelph Police also arrested a 23 year old male, who is also a resident of Guelph. 

This male is currently facing 2 criminal charges and will appear in Guelph court on March 11, 2014.

1. Possession of Child Pornography   section 163.1(4)  CCC
2. Agreement/Arrangement – Sexual Offence Against Child  section 172(2)  CCC

The two males arrested by Guelph Police were known to the victims.

As a result of evidence learned by the Guelph Police investigators contacted the Provincial Strategy to Combat Child Exploitation on the Internet. 

The Provincial Strategy is comprised of investigators from various Police Services throughout the Province and operates as a result of a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Service and the Ministry of the Attorney General. 

The Guelph Police Service has been a member of this body since its inception in 2007.    

Police officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit and the OPP Technological Crime Unit, the Greater Sudbury Police Service and the North Bay Police Service joined the investigation and as a result a 44 year old male and a 27 year old male were arrested.

The 44 year old male resident of the North Bay area is facing 4 criminal charges:
1. Access child pornography    Section 163.1(4.1) CCC
2. Agreement or Arrangement – Sexual Offence Against Child   Section 172.2(1)(a) CCC
3. Distribute child pornography   Section 163.1(3) CCC
4. Possession of child pornography   Section 163.1(4) CCC

The 27 year old male resident of the Sudbury area is facing 6 criminal charges:
1.  Possession of child pornography   Section 163.1(4) CCC
2.  Agreement or Arrangement – Sexual Offence Against Child Section 172.2(1)(a) CCC
3.  Invitation to Sexual Touching Section 152 CCC
4.  Luring a Child contrary to Section 172.1(1)(a) CCC
5.  Luring a Child contrary to Section 172.1(1)(b) CCC
6.  Making sexually explicit material available to a child   Section 171.1(1)(b) CCC

In total 25 criminal charges have been laid against 4 males.    

The investigation is continuing.

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