Two men have been arrested by the Brantford Police ICE Unit (Internet Child Exploitation) in two separate investigations during the week of September 1, 2022. The investigations were furthered as a result of information received from members of the public.
A search warrant was executed at a Brantford residence and several electronic devices were seized on September 1. As a result of this investigation, a 36-year-old Branford man was arrested and stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences:
•Access Child Pornography
•Possession of Child Pornography
•Failure to Comply Judicial release
•Invitation to Sexual Touching
•Luring – person under 16 years old
A separate search warrant was executed September 2, and a number of electronics devices were seized.
As a result of this investigation, a 29-year-old Brantford man was arrested and charged with the following offences:
•Possession of child pornography
•Make Child pornography available
•Invitation to sexual touching
The names of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victims.
“With the dedication of the Brantford Police Service ICE Unit detectives, our service is committed to ensure those most vulnerable members of our community, our children, are protected,” BPS Chief Rob Davis said. “The seriousness of these crimes demands our attention.”
The latest charges are as a result of the Brantford Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit having received information from concerned members of the public.
“On behalf of the Brantford police, I would like to thank those members of the public that came forward to report these incidents,” Detective Michael Korda said.
Anyone with information relating to internet sexual crimes against children are urged to contact the Brantford Police Service ICE Unit at 519-756-7050. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/