Major Child Porn Bust Nets 22 Arrests In Ontario

Twenty two have been arrested in a massive child porn bust in Ontario. There have been a total of 73 criminal charges laid out in the largest coordinated child porn investigation in Ontario history.

Twenty men, one woman and one youth have been arrested with additional arrests pending.

The investigation began last month and involved 25 search warrants in 16 communities throughout the province.

Child porn is the sexual abuse of children – a brutal crime committed by despicable predators,” Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino said.

“Every image of child pornography represents the irrefutable evidence of a child being brutalized; it’s not just about impersonal, abstract images.”

Most of the charges deal with the possession and distribution of child pornography.

The arrests come on the heels of a study that shockingly shows that 15,000 people in Ontario use their computers to distribute child porn. A special task force in the U.S. with help from the Toronto police discovered more than 4,000 computers just in the city of Toronto were involved in trading images of child sexual abuse.

Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino is giving a warning to those who deal in child porn.

“Fair warning to pedophiles,” Fantino said. “You can run, but you can’t hide and sooner or later we will identify you, we will arrest you and we will bring you to justice.”

In Ontario there are more than 63,000 unique IP addresses that have been linked to child porn images.

Those arrested are as follows:

Jay Hutchinson, 24, of Hamilton: one count each of make available child pornography, possession of child pornography;

-Doug MacDonald, 50, of Ottawa: one count each of possession of child pornography, make available child pornography;

-Edwin Morris, 63, of Burlington: one count each of possession of child pornography, access child pornography, make available child pornography;

-Michael E. Shipley, 31, of Milton: one count each of possession of child pornography, access child pornography, make available child pornography;

-Thomas Webb, 56, of Brantford: one count each of possession of child pornography, make available child pornography;

-Wendy Potter, 28, of Whitby: one count each of possession of child pornography, make available child pornography;

-Harry Aseltine, 57, of Oshawa: one count each of possession of child pornography, make available child pornography, possession of a controlled substance.

-Michael Cherry, 37, of London: four counts of possession of child pornography, three counts of making available child pornography.

-Nathan Armstrong, 27, of Peterborough: two counts of possession of child pornography, one count of make available child pornography.

-Matthew McDougall, 20, of Red Lake: two counts of possession of child pornography, one count of making available child pornography.

-Matthew Brunton, 22, of Cornwall: one count each of possession of child pornography, access child pornography.

-Guilio Carere, 46, of Guelph: one count each of possession of child pornography, make available child pornography, possession of a controlled substance.

-Keith Kamenz, 29, of Guelph: one count each of possession of child pornography, make available child pornography.

-Lawrence Bouillon, 44, of Espanola: two counts of possession of child pornography and one count each of make available child pornography, access child pornography, possession of a controlled substance.

-Eric Brown, 25, of Brampton: one count each of possession of child pornography, make available child pornography, access child pornography.

-Michael Avison, 33, of Mississauga: one count each of possession of child pornography, make available child pornography, access child pornography.

-Stephen Burritt, 39, of Sault Ste. Marie: one count each of possession of child pornography, make available child pornography, distribution of child pornography, possession of child pornography for the purpose of distribution; five counts of unsafe storage of firearm; one count each of unsafe storage of ammunition, knowingly possess a prohibited firearm without authorization, possession of prohibited firearm.

-Karl Herman, 64, of Cambridge: one count each of possession of child pornography, make available child pornography.

-Glenn Laurin, 45, of Toronto: one count each of possession of child pornography, make available child pornography.

-Matthew Sankoff, 29, of Toronto: two counts of luring under 14, one count of invitation to sexual touch, one count each of exposure to person under 14, possession of child pornography, distribution of child pornography.

-Leonard Legros, 60, of Ottawa: one count each of possession of child pornography, making available child pornography.

-One young offender from Hamilton: one count of possession of child pornography.

If you are viewing child porn be warned. They are looking for you and if justice is served they will find you.


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