Oro-Medonte man arrested following child sexual exploitation investigation

A 63-year-old was charged with two counts of possession of child pornography

Provincial police arrested and charged an Oro-Medonte man following a child sexual exploitation investigation.

On Tuesday, OPP say they executed a search warrant in Oro-Medonte and seized a number of electronic devices.

A 63-year-old was charged with two counts of possession of child pornography.

The accused was released after attending a bail hearing.

“Children are our most valuable and precious members of society. Many victims of child sexual abuse are so young that they cannot tell their story. Every time an image or video depicting that abuse is shared, that child is re-victimized,” officers said in a news release.

“OPP will continue to aggressively identify and pursue individuals who use technology to exploit children. Parents are reminded to take a proactive approach to help protect their children from online sexual exploitation by speaking with their children regarding internet safety.”

OPP provided resources – cybertip.ca or protectchildren.ca.

If you have information regarding internet child exploitation and want to provide iit anonymously, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or ontariocrimestoppers.ca, or cybertip.ca.

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