A Collingwood man in custody in connection to an investigation relating to a suspect seen videotaping children in public.
“The OPP will continue to aggressively identify and pursue individuals who use technology to exploit children. Child exploitation is everyone’s business and police cannot do it alone. Everyone needs to know that these offenders operate amongst us and go undetected due to a lack of understanding. Everyone can make a difference by educating themselves about what child sexual exploitation really looks like.”Staff Sergeant Sharon Hanlon, OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit
The initial calls to police came in last Thursday after an unknown man observed taking pictures of young children at a local pier.
A search warrant was executed Wednesday where police seized several electronic devices at a residence in Collingwood.
The 45 year old faces charges of:
- Possession of Child Pornography
- Making Child Pornography
- Voyeurism for a sexual purpose