The Durham Regional Police found a disturbing means for Ian Matthew Dean to observe one of the children he is accused of abusing. The child’s teddy bear held a camera inside it’s eyes.
The chilling find is just the latest as police gather more evidence with it’s case against Dean. The man was charged earlier this week with sexual assault, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and having a relationship with two girls under the age of 12. He has now also been charged with child pornography.
The teddy bear was discovered as the detectives were searching Dean’s house. The camera had a remote that allowed for it to be operated by remote control. The visuals lead them to the residence of the child.
Officers additionally discovered a wristband device similar to a watch capable of recording images.
Dean was a active member in the Salvation Army in Bowmanville.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Randy Norton or Det. Andy Bussanich at 905 579-1520 ext. 5363. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).