On August 24, the Internet Child Exploitation (I.C.E.) Unit and Computer Forensics Units of the Greater Sudbury Police executed a search warrant at a residence in Greater Sudbury with the assistance of Emergency Response and Intelligence Units. The charges are in relation to an investigation, initiated in May, into child exploitation material being made available online by a local resident.
Following the execution of the Search Warrant, a 43 year-old Greater Sudbury resident was arrested and charged with the following offences:
- Access Child Pornography x3
- Possess Child Pornography x3
- Make Child Pornography Available x3
- Assault Police with the Intent to Resist Arrest x2
- Obstruct Police
- Possession of a Prohibited Device x2
The accused will appear in Bail Court on August 25, 2021 to answer to the charges.
The Greater Sudbury Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit is part of the Ontario Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet. This has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and Ministry of the Attorney General.
Cybertip.ca is Canada’s national tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children. Tips from the public can help protect children from sexual abuse. Canadians are encouraged to report concerns to Cybertip.ca if someone they know may be victimizing children online. For more information on addressing child victimization or to report concerns visit cybertip.ca.