As a result of an investigation launched in May 2022 by the Brantford Police ICE Unit (Internet Child Exploitation), a 27-year-old Brantford man is facing a number of child pornography related charges.
After receiving a tip through the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, the Brantford ICE Unit initiated an investigation in May 2022. Police received information that the accused had allegedly uploaded images of child pornography to his social media account. Investigation determined the social media account in question was linked to a registered address in the City of Brantford.
On January 31, 2022, Brantford Police Services executed a search warrant at the residence located on June Callwood Way. Several electronic devices were seized by police, in addition to a large amount of illegal cannabis, with an approximate value of $10,000.
During forensic examination of the seized devices, police identified files containing images and video which meet the definition of child pornography as defined by the Criminal Code that included children between the ages of 2-to-12- years-of-age being sexually assaulted.
As a result of the investigation, a 27-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following:
- Making Child Pornography
- Making Child Pornography Available
- Possession of Child Pornography x2
- Possession for the Purpose of Distribution – Illicit Cannabis
The name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victims.
On March 29, 2007, the Brantford Police Service joined the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet.
The Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet is comprised of the OPP Child Exploitation Section and 27 municipal police services. The online exploitation of children continues to be a challenge for investigators due to its sheer volume, global reach, and anonymity; however, these police partners and the Provincial Government are committed to making a difference in our communities. This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.
The Brantford Police Service supports this strategy and recognizes that images of children and child abuse placed on the internet lead to perpetual victimization.