Arrests, Charges in online sexual abuse and exploitation strategy

Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation launched in 2006

“They cannot say no, they cannot tell anyone, and they cannot call the police.”

122 people and 551 charges laid in relation to online child sexual abuse in November alone.

The charges were laid by the OPP and 26 other police agencies. A total of 55 victims were also identified during month of investigations and referred to community support services.

The youngest victim was three years old.

Teachers, emergency personnel, members of the military and family members were among those charged.

OTHER NOTES

  • 16 charged in online child sex abuse roundup
  • 50,403 investigations of internet exploitation
  • 5,686 persons charged with 20,901 charges
  • 2,009 child victims identified in Ontario and around the world