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Police lay child pornography charges following investigation

A Timmins man is facing child pornography-related charges following an investigation by the E-Crime unit with assistance from the Criminal Investigation and Forensic Identification Units and uniform patrol officers.

 

The investigation began in February 2017, after an underage female reported the distribution of intimate images and videos by her former partner without her consent. The victim further alleged that the accused had been sending repeated, harassing, and damaging messages to both the victim and the victim’s friends and family members.

 

As a result of a comprehensive investigation, a 39 year-old Timmins resident was charged with the following, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada:

 

  • Making of Child Pornography
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Harassing Communications
  • Criminal Harassment: Repeatedly Communicate
  • Distribution of an Intimate Image without Consent
  • Identity Fraud with Intent to Cause Disadvantage
  • Defamatory Libel
  • Mischief to Computer Data to Destroy or Alter
  • Mischief to Computer Data to Obstruct, Interrupt, Interfere person of Lawful Use/Denies Access of Computer Data
  • Unauthorized use of Computer to Destroy Data
  • Unauthorized use of Computer to Obtain Computer Service
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance

 

As per Timmins Police Service’s standard policy, due to the domestic nature of the incident, the accused cannot be named, in order to protect the identity of the victim.

 

The Timmins Police Service is a proud partner agency of the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet. Operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, www.cybertip.ca is a website the public can visit at any time to report any incidents of the online sexual exploitation of children.