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Published August 3, 2023

Huntsville resident charged in child sexual exploitation investigation

OPP and Niagara Regional Police executed a search warrant at the suspect's home
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A 51-year-old Huntsville man is facing a number of sex-related offences following a police investigation.

"On July 25, a search warrant was executed by members of the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, with assistance from Huntsville OPP Detachment, Niagara Regional Police Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit and OPP Digital Forensics Unit, at the accused's residence and several electronic devices were seized," police said in a news release on Thursday.

As a result of the investigation, the suspect has been charged with the following:

  • Luring a child to facilitate the offence of invitation to sexual touching contrary to section 172.1(b);
  • Luring a child to facilitate the offence of making child pornography contrary to section 172.1(b);
  • Make sexually explicit material available to a child contrary to section 172.1(1)(b);
  • Possession of child pornography contrary to section 163.1(4);
  • Fail to comply with probation order contrary to section 733.1(1); and,
  • Fail to comply with prohibition order contrary to section 162(4).

The accused remains in custody following a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge.

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