Massive Investigation Targets Online Child Exploitation

Sep 25, 2014

"It's Not Just a 'Big City' Problem"

VAUGHAN, ON, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Numerous charges have been laid across Ontario following a massive, coordinated, investigation by the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet.

At a media conference in Vaughan, OPP Chief Superintendent Don BELL announced details of the investigation, along with existing and new members of the Provincial Strategy's police partners who were instrumental in bringing this investigation to a successful conclusion.

A total of 99 search warrants were executed, resulting in 249 charges against 60 persons, including three youths who cannot be identified under terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Charges include Sexual Assault, Possession of Child Pornography, Make Available Child Pornography, Distribution of Child Pornography, Making Child Pornography, and Accessing Child Pornography. Quantities of drugs and prohibited weapons were also seized during the operations. In addition, 14 child victims have been identified during the investigation.

Police displayed an animated map depicting more than 7,000 individual Internet Protocol (or IP) addresses over a period of 180 days that had been identified as download candidates for suspected child pornography in various urban and rural communities. From its inception in August 2006 to August 2014 - not including this week's activities - the Provincial Strategy has completed 23,581 investigations and laid 8,750 charges against 2,617 people. During that period, 534 child victims have been identified and rescued in Ontario. Another 51 child victims were identified from outside of Ontario.

Members of the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit (CSEU) also took the opportunity to encourage children, teens, parents and guardians to proactively increase their own awareness of online safety issues. Since 2007 to May 2014, OPP CSEU has completed 4,246 investigations and laid 1,868 charges against 513 people.

The complete list of arrested persons and their respective charges have been appended to this media release (see ADDENDUM - Charged Persons). The investigation continues and additional arrests are pending.

QUOTES

"The creation and distribution of images of child sexual abuse; the luring of young people by predators; and the proliferation of Internet sites continue to be major concerns to police worldwide. The Provincial Strategy demonstrates the success that police services can achieve when working together and sharing our best practices and information." - Chief Superintendent Don BELL, Commander of OPP Investigation and Support Bureau

"This investigation highlights the pervasiveness of Internet-based dangers of child luring, sexual exploitation and abuse. Children, teens and parents also have a responsibility to educate themselves to ensure their Internet and social networking experiences can be as rewarding as they want it to be and as safe as it needs to be. Because every child matters…everywhere." - Inspector Scott NAYLOR, Manager - OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit

LEARN MORE:

For information regarding the accused, Municipality of Residence, and Charge Information, see ADDENDUM - Charged Persons.

The entire media kit, including a Provincial Strategy backgrounder, Addendum of Charged Persons, and video demonstration, is available on-line at http://www.opp.ca/media/provincial-strategy

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Provincial Strategy to Protect Children
From Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet
ADDENDUM OF CHARGED PERSONS - 25 SEPTEMBER 2014


NAME AGE MUNICIPAL
RESIDENCE
CHARGE COURT & DATE
and LOCATION of
COURT
James TERRY 45 Belleville, ON
•     Access Child Pornography (2)
•     Possession of Child Pornography (2)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (2)
6Nov14
Belleville
Mathieu PAHLE 32 Cornwall, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography
30Oct14
Cornwall
Steven SEYEAU 50 Cornwall, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography
30Oct14
Cornwall
Nicholas PRETTY 34 North Bay, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
•     Access Child Pornography (1)
23Sep14
North Bay
David CHESEBROUGH 54 Peterborough, ON
•     Making Available Child Pornography (1)
24Sep14
Peterborough
Archie HOGAN 46 Thunder Bay, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
23Sep14
Thunder Bay
Jason M CARON 35 Thunder Bay, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
25Sep14
Thunder Bay
Dean VUCENOVIC 45 Kitchener, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
26Sep14
Kitchener
Jonathan MCDONALD 26 Cambridge, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
25Sep14
Cambridge
Not Released 46 Woodstock, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (2)
•     Access Child Pornography (1)
•     Sexual Assault (1)
•     Sexual Interference (1)
•     Invitation to Sexual Touching (1)
26Sep14
Woodstock
Patrick GODDARD 21 Hamilton, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
•     Distribution of Child Pornography (1)
•     Make sexually explicit material available to a child (1)
•     Extortion (1)
21Oct14
Hamilton
Dylan M BANKS 28 Port Hope, ON
•     Luring (4)
•     Make sexually explicit material available to a child (1)
24Sep14
Cobourg
Stephen L JOHNSON 52 Ottawa, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (2)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
7Oct14
Ottawa
Andrew J NELSON 42 Ottawa, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (2)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
9Oct14
Ottawa
William M ARMSTRONG 28 Ottawa, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (2)
24Sep14
Ottawa
Peter M BELITSKI 26 Hamilton
•     Possession of Child Pornography (2)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
24Sep14
Hamilton
Justus E UDELL 19 Collingwood
•     Possession of Child Pornography (2)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
•     Accessing Child Pornography (1)
25Sep14
Barrie
Young Person   Glammis, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (2)
14Nov14
Walkerton
Scott P CUSSON 33 Brampton, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
•     Accessing Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
23Sep14
Brampton
Marko GOVEDARICA  21 Mississauga, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
•     Accessing child Pornography (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
27Oct14
Brampton
Basel TEEBI 33 Mississauga, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
•     Accessing child Pornography (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1
24Sep14
Brampton
Giovanni (John) COVER 52 Toronto, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
•     Accessing Child Pornography (1)
16Oct14
Toronto
James R MCKEND 46 Toronto, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (2)
•     Accessing Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
15Oct14
Toronto
Trevor MESSON 26 Toronto, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (2)
•     Accessing Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
6Nov14
Toronto
Simon YOUNG 21 Toronto, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
•     Accessing Child Pornography (1)
24Sep14
Toronto
Walter BAUER 60 Toronto, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (2)
•     Accessing Child Pornography (1)
24Sep14
Toronto
Daniel I.J. GAGNON 43 Toronto, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (2)
•     Accessing Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
24Sep14
Toronto
James R KYNOCH 39 Georgetown, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (2)
•     Theft of Telecommunications (1)
24Sep14
Milton
Young Person    Burlington
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
25Sep14
Milton
Collin J ESPOSITO 29 Brantford, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (2)
•     Distribution of Child Pornography (2)
•     Accessing Child Pornography (2)
24Sep14
Brantford
Wayne JACKMAN 51 Bowmanville, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
17Sep14
Oshawa
Clayton CREAMER 62 Pickering, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
•     Accessing Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
24Sep14
Pickering
Adam BACHEWSKY 25 Chatham, ON
•     Access Child Pornography (1)
•     Possess Child Pornography (1)
24Oct14
Chatham
Andrew KINLEY 31 Wallaceburg, ON
•     Access Child Pornography (1)
•     Possess Child Pornography (1)
14Oct14
Chatham
John THOMAS 63 Chatham, ON
•     Access Child Pornography (1)
•     Possess Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
24Sep14
Chatham
David GIESBRECHT  41 London, ON
•     Luring a person under 16 (2)
•     Fail to Comply with Condition OIC Undertaking (3)
23Sep14
London
Brandon SHARPE  18 Ingersol, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
•     Distribution of Child Pornography (1)
•     Access Child Pornography (1)
6Nov14
London
Adult male   London, ON
•     Possession of Schedule 1 Substance (1)
•     Possession of Prohibited Weapon (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (5)
•     Possession of Child Pornography (5)
•     Make Child Pornography (1)
•     Sexual Interference with a Person under 16 (2)
•     Invitation to Sexual Touching under 16 yrs (1)
•     Sexual Assault (1)
•     Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offender of Sexual Assault (1)
26Sep14
London
Adult female   London, ON
•     Possession of Schedule 1 Substance (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (5)
•     Possession of Child Pornography (5)
•     Make Child Pornography (1)
•     Sexual Interference with a Person under 16 years (2)
•     Invitation to Sexual Touching under 16 years (1)
•     Sexual Assault (1)
•     Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offender of Sexual Assault (1)
25Sep14
London
Joe VANDENAKERBOOM 46 St. Thomas, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
•     Access Child Pornography (1)
6Nov14
London
Robert E MUTTENTHALER  48 Welland, ON
•     Access Child Pornography (1)
•     Possession of Child Pornography (2)
•     Make Child Pornography (2)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (2)
•     Sexual Assault (1)
•     Sexual Interference (2)
•     Voyeurism (1)
26Sep14
St.Catharines
Bryan R REILLY 36 St. Catharines, ON
•     Access Child Pornography (1)
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Child Pornography (1)
24Sep14
St. Catharines
Timothy R GROVES 42 Peterborough, ON
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
•     Possession Child Pornography (1)
•     Accessing Child Pornography (1)
24Sep14
Peterborough
Scott D FAZACKERLY 48 Sudbury, ON
•     Access Child Pornography (9)
•     Possession of Child Pornography (10)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (8)
24Sep14
Sudbury
Jeffrey COYNE 35 Copper Cliff, ON
•     Obstruct Police (1)
22Oct14
Sudbury
Chris M METIVIER 21 Windsor, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
•     Accessing Child Pornography (1)
22Oct14
Windsor
James A PICHE 29 Windsor, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (3)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (3)
26Sep14
Windsor
Pierre ARSENAULT 44 Tecumseh, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (2)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (2)
•     Access Child Pornography (1)
25Sep14
Windsor
Ebrahim M PATEL  24 Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Child Pornography Available (1)
21Oct14
Newmarket
Young Person    Markham, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Child Pornography Available (1)
•     Access Child Pornography (1)
23Oct14
Newmarket
Adult Male  51 Sault Ste. Marie, ON
•     Possession Child Pornography (1)
•     Voyeurism (1)
•     Make Child Pornography (1)
21Oct14
Sault Ste. Marie
David F HARYETT 32 Sault Ste. Marie, ON
•     Possession Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
24Se14
Sault Ste. Marie
Valerie ROY 32 Sault Ste. Marie, ON
•     Possession Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
•     Access Child Pornography (1)
•     Possession Of A Controlled Substance (1)
24Sep14
Sault Ste. Marie
Robert POILE  20 Sault Ste. Marie, ON
•     Possession Child Pornography (1)
•     Distribute Child Pornography (1)
•     Access Child Pornography (1)
24Sep14
Sault Ste. Marie
Bryan ZAPPACOSTA  28 Sault Ste. Marie, ON
•     Possession Child Pornography (1)
•     Access Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
25Sep14
Sault Ste. Marie
Michael CARON 38 Kingston, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (2)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
•     Access Child Pornography (1)
TBD
Kingston
Nathaniel CLARK 24 Kingston, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (2)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (2)
•     Access Child Pornography (2)
TBD
Kingston
Kelvin DELORME 22 Thessalon, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (2)
•     Distribute Child Pornography (1)
•     Access Child Pornography (1)
1Oct14
Blind River
Jaques COMTE 45 Huntsville, ON
•     Possession of Child Pornography (2)
•     Access Child Pornography (1)
•     Make Available Child Pornography (1)
TBD
Huntsville

 

 

SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police

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