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Friday, March 2, 2018

8 Arrests in Child Sexual Exploitation Investigation

Regional | by Bayshore News Staff  

OPP and several Police forces in Ontario lay charges over a two month period.

Eight people are now facing a total of 36 charges in connection with a child sexual exploitation investigation.

Detective Sergeant Terry Paddon says a number of municipal forces joined the OPP in executing 10 search warrants in the province over the last 2 months. 

Some of the accused have past convictions for child porn and sex offences against children. OPP say the cases are NOT connected. They are independent investigations.

Among those facing charges are a man from Owen Sound, one from Walkerton and Formosa as well as a man from Orangeville. 

In January, the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit received details of an investigation from the Department of Homeland Security in Buffalo, about a group of people exchanging videos and images over the internet of children being sexually abused. 

The OPP did a further investigation and then accompanied by Owen Sound Police Service, they executed a search warrant February 15th.

Police arrested 29-year-old Jacob Robert Baker of Owen Sound on two counts of Possession of Child Pornography, and on one count of Distribution of Child Pornography. 

Also in January, Quebec provincial police identified a man looking to have sexual relations with two girls, ages six and eight. 

On February 7th,  the OPP and Orangeville Police Service executed a search warrant and arrested 40-year-old Christopher M. Robinson of Orangeville.

He faces charges of two counts of Agreement to Commit a Sexual Offence Against a Person Under 16 Years, two counts of Invitation to Sexual Touching a Person Under 16 Years, Possession of Child Porn, Accessing Child Pornography and one count of Making Child Pornography available. 

Others charged are:

31-year-old Justin A. CAMPBELL of Walkerton, Ontario. 

three counts of Possession of Child Pornography

two counts of Make Available Child Pornography


47-year-old Daniel Bruce DAVIDSON of Formosa, Ontario. 

one count of Possession of Child Pornography

one count of Accessing Child Pornography

one count of Make Available Child Pornography


35-year-old Ernest Jordan Hesse of Stratford

one count of Possession of Child Pornography

one count of Accessing Child Pornography

one count of Make Available Child Pornography


49-year-old David Harold Banks of Fordwich, Ontario. 

two counts of Possession of Child Pornography

one count of Accessing Child Pornography

one count of Make Available Child Pornography


36-year-old Lee David James HUGHES of Kintore, Ontario. 

two counts of Possession of Child Pornography

one count of Accessing of Child Pornography

one count of Breaching Probation

one count of Breaching court order

one count of Possession of Cannabis Marihuana

 
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