Police charge three Owen Sound men with child pornography offences

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Members of the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit (Project “P”), the OPP Technological Crimes Unit and the Owen Sound Police Service have arrested and charged three men in three separate child pornography investigations.

On August 22, the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, the OPP Technological Crimes Unit and the Owen Sound Police Service arrested a man following an eleven month investigation. During a residential search warrant two computer towers and two hard drives pertinent to the investigation were seized.

On August 22, police arrested a 60 year old man from The City of Owen Sound, Ontario and charged him with:

Make child pornography available contrary to section 163.1(3) of the Criminal Code

Possession of child pornography contrary to section 163.1 (4) of the Criminal Code

Accessing child pornography contrary to section 163.1 (4.1) of the criminal code

The accused was remanded into custody and was scheduled to appear for a bail hearing on August 23, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound. The accused was released and will return to court on September 8 in Owen Sound.

On August 23, the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, the OPP Technological Crimes Unit and the Owen Sound Police Service arrested a man following an eleven week investigation. During a residential search warrant three cellular telephones, a hard drive and a desktop computer pertinent to the investigation were seized.

On August 23, police arrested  a 34 year old man from The City of Owen Sound, Ontario and charged him with:

Make child pornography available contrary to section 163.1(3) of the Criminal Code

Possession of child pornography contrary to section 163.1 (4) of the Criminal Code

Accessing child pornography contrary to section 163.1 (4.1) of the criminal code

The accused was remanded into custody and was scheduled to appear for a bail hearing on August 23, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound. The accused was released and will return to court on September 8 in Owen Sound.

Also on August 23, the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, the OPP Technological Crimes Unit and the Owen Sound Police Service arrested a man following a twenty month investigation after information was received from the FBI in the United States. During a residential search warrant a desktop computer pertinent to the investigation were seized.

On August 23, police arrested a 53 year old man from The City of Owen Sound, Ontario and charged him with:

Possession of child pornography contrary to section 163.1 (4) of the Criminal Code

Accessing child pornography contrary to section 163.1 (4.1) of the criminal code

The accused was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing on August 24, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound.

The investigations are continuing.

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