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Published February 28, 2023

Wasaga Beach resident faces child porn charges

The accused is up on two counts of possession of child pornography
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Huronia West OPP arrested and charged a Wasaga Beach resident following a child sexual exploitation investigation.

On Tuesday, police say they executed a search warrant in Wasaga Beach and seized electronic devices.

A 53-year-old faces two counts of possession of child pornography.

The accused was held for bail and is scheduled to appear in Barrie court on Tuesday.

In a release, Huronia West OPP say "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."

"The 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."

Provincial police say parents can find resources at cybertip.ca or protectchildren.ca.

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

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