The Brantford Police Services Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit made an additional arrest as a result of their efforts during ongoing Project Dilemma.
The latest charges are as a result of the Brantford Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit having received information that a social media account had uploaded a video containing child pornography. Police investigation found that the social media account in question was linked to a registered address in the City of Brantford.
On January 31, 2022, Brantford police executed a Search Warrant at a Marlborough Street residence at which time several electronic devices were seized and held for forensic examination.
During forensic examination of the devices, police identified files containing images and video which meet the definition of child pornography as defined by the Criminal Code.
As a result of the investigation, Anish DEVGAN, a 20-year-old man of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
• Possession of Child Pornography x 2
• Making Child Pornography Available
Brantford Police Service ICE investigators believe that further individuals will be arrested, and charges laid as they continue their investigation and forensically examine the seized electronic devices. Details will be released as available.
The project, started by the Brantford police ICE unit, began in October 2021 to address the increasing concern of social media platforms such as Snapchat being used to distribute and possess child pornography images.
Project Dilemma was made possible by the Ministry of the Solicitor General and its continued funding through the Ontario Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet.