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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Two Peterborough Residents Caught in Child Porn Sweep!

Ontario Investigation Lays 249 Online Child Exploitation Charges!

OPP recently laid 239 charges against men, women and teens involved in child pornography this week. Two residents of Peterborough were charged in the sweep,.Which Peterborough residents were charged?
Ontario Provincial Police Co-operative Investigation released the following information:

 "It's Not Just a 'Big City' Problem"

from Ontario Provincial Police
Omemee parents Is your Child safe? OPP Lay 249 Child Porn Charges
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 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.

Map: OPP Investigators Lays 249 Child Porn Charges
"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 

Police Lay 249 Child Porn Related Charges

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 included:
  •  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 Technology Pinpoints Porn Downloads

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.
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Child Pornography - Be Proactive Decrease Your Child's Risk

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.
"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
Since 2007 to May 2014, OPP CSEU has completed 4,246 investigations and laid 1,868 charges against 513 people. Those charged include men women and teens who reside in communities across Ontario. Two Peterborough residents charged are: Timothy R GROVES 42 and David CHESEBROUGH 54. Internet exploitation of children can happen in any community at any time. Charges were laid in communities as far north as Thunder Bay and See the full list of charges at the link in the related links section.
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