London, Ontario – After intimate images of a teenaged couple were shared online without the victims’ permission, London Police entered into an investigation resulting in a number of charges.
The images of a male and female, both under the age of 16, were posted to a Facebook account and shared with almost 800 contacts after a male allegedly logged into one of the victim’s accounts in early September without permission and placed the images online.
On February 9, 2018, members of the London Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit executed a search warrant at a residence on Fairmont Avenue in London.
On February 12, 2018, an 18-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested and charged with the following Criminal Code of Canada offences:
- Import/sell/distribute child pornography x 2;
- Publish intimate image without consent x 2;
- Mischief/obstruction of computer data; and
- Use, possess, traffic in a computer password to commit an indictable offence.
The name of the accused will not be published due to the fact that it could potentially identify the victims in this matter.
London Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet. The strategy has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in on-line anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com
London Police Service
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