This week, as part of an investigation into the possession of child sexual abuse material, members of the Chatham-Kent Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) executed a Criminal Code Search warrant in Chatham (RM23001564).
A 40-year-old Chatham-Kent man was charged with Possession of Child Pornography x2 and Accessing Child Pornography x 2. The man was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.
The Chatham-Kent Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet and conducts investigations into Internet Child Exploitation Offences in partnership with numerous Ontario Police Services and law enforcement agencies around the world. The investigations conducted by the Chatham-Kent Police Service ICE unit are made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.
There are resources available through the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health for those who have a sexual interest in children. The new Talking for Change program is the first of its kind in Canada and provides national and all-ages help for those concerned about their risk to use child sexual exploitation material or offend sexually against a child.
Members of the public can report suspicious Internet activities relating to child exploitation to the Chatham-Kent Police Service or online at www.cybertip.ca. Internet safety tips for parents, children, and Internet users are also available on our website (www.ckpolice.com) as well as the Cybertip website.
For media inquiries regarding the work conducted by members of the Provincial Strategy and its role to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet, please contact the Provincial Strategy Coordinator – Detective Staff Sergeant Tim Brown of the Ontario Provincial Police at 705-238-1820 or email@example.com