October Child Exploitation Numbers Shared by 27 Police Services

In Crime, Police Blotter

Numbers continue to increase as 121 children identified, 107 people charged

Hundreds of charges have been laid across Ontario, a snapshot of the work done by investigators and analysts that make up the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet (Provincial Strategy).

The results of the investigations completed in October, named Project MAVERICK, were announced in a video release showcasing members of the Provincial Strategy. Dur ing the month, the 27 policing partners conducted 255 investigations, completed 168 search warrants and seized 1,032 devices. In total, 428 charges were laid against 107 people. During the investigations, 61 victims were identified and referred to appropriate community-based resources for assistance, while an additional 60 children were safeguarded. There are 175 ongoing investigations where additional charges may be laid.

The Provincial Strategy includes two ministries (Attorney General and Solicitor General) and 27 participating police agencies: Barrie, Belleville, Brantford, Chatham-Kent, Cornwall, Durham, Greater Sudbury, Guelph, Halton, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Niagara, North Bay, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Ottawa, Peel, Peterborough, Sarnia, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, Timmins, Toronto, Waterloo, Windsor, Woodstock and York.

Additional partners that participated in these investigations included OPP Digital Forensics, the Royal Canadian Mounted Po lice, the Canada Border Services Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Homeland Security. The BOOST Child and Youth Advocacy Centre, the Children’s Aid Society and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection provided victims’ support and education.

Since the Provincial Strategy began in 2006, it has completed 65,564 investigations and laid 24,608 charges against 6,540 people. A total of 3,470 victims have been identified worldwide.

The video outlining the investigation is available on Twitter (@OPP_News), Facebook (@ontarioprovincialpolice) and youtu.be/S7SzSSlRmLk. A full list of charges for Project MAVERICK is included in the Addendum of Charged Persons that can be found on opp.ca/news/#/mediakit.

The investigations continue and anyone with information on these or any child exploitation investigations are asked to contact their local police. Report any instances of online child abuse to police or cybertip.ca. If a child is being harmed, call 9-1-1.

QUOTES

“These numbers are shocking, but they provide hope by showing the lengths our teams are willing to go to protect children. I would like to express gratitude for the hard work of the Provincial Strategy members, and our partners, in keeping children in this province safe and holding those who want to harm them accountable.”

– OPP Chief Superintendent Kari Dart, OPP Investigation and Support Bureau

“The work done by the Provincial Strategy members take us to some of the darkest corners of society and exposes the horrific crimes committed every day against children. This is not a crime that can be combatted by our members alone and we ask that everyone out there recognize the importance they play in protecting children. Report these crimes, remain vigilant and educate yourself.”

– OPP Detective Sergeant Jamie King, Provincial Strategy Lead

 

ADDENDUM OF CHARGED PERSONS – PROJECT MAVERICK
NOVEMBER 30, 2022 1
NAME AGE RESIDENCE CHARGE COURT STATUS &
DATE

Adult Male 49 Collingwood,
Ontario • Invitation to Sexual Touching x3
First Appearance on
November 21, 2022
– Originally held for
bail.

Adult Male 54 Barrie, Ontario • Possession of Child Pornography x2
First Appearance on
November 30, 2022
– Originally held for
bail

Adult Male 28 Victoria Harbour,
Ontario • Luring a person under 16 x3
Court Date is First
Appearance on
December 5, 2022 –
Originally held for
bail.

Adult Male 36 Chatham,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Distribution of Child Pornography x2
• Failing to Comply with Release Order
Remanded in
custody, no bail plan
in place at this time.
Jordan

SANDERSONBROWN
30 Cornwall,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Make Available Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
Released on
Undertaking, First
appearance
November 29, 2022
Benoit

BOURGUIGNON 26 Cornwall,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Make Available Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
Released on
Undertaking, First
appearance
December 13, 2022

Adult Male 19 Oshawa, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Distribution of Child Pornography
Released on Form
11 October 31, 2022,
First appearance
November 14, 2022,
Next date to be
determined

Adult Male 49 Oshawa, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
Remanded in
custody, next
appearance
November 23, 2022

Adult Male 20 Courtice,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
Released on Form
11 October 27, 2022,
next date to be
determined

Adult Male 24 Pickering,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
Released on Form
11 October 13, 2022,
next date to be
determined

Young Person Oshawa, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
Released on Form
11 November 1,
2022, next date
November 29, 2022

Adult Male
24 Bowmanville,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Distribution of Child Pornography
Released on Form
11 October 28, 2022,
next date to be
determined

Adult Male 22 Oshawa, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
Released on Form
11 October 21, 2022,
next date to be
determined

Adult Male 39 Courtice,
Ontario • Fail to Comply with Release Order
Released on Form
11 October 20, 2022,
First Appearance
October 24, 2022,
Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet
next date to be
determined

Adult Male 41 Oshawa, Ontario • Fail to Comply with Release Order
Remanded in
custody, next
appearance
November 28, 2022

Adult Male 25 Oshawa, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Distribution of Child Pornography
• Fail to Comply with Release Order
Released on Form
11 October 28, 2022,
latest date November
14, 2022, next date
to be determined

Adult Male
51 Whitby, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Distribution of Child Pornography
• Making Child Pornography
Released on Form
11 October 25, 2022,
next date to be
determined

Adult Male 34 Whitby, Ontario • Fail to Comply with Release Order
Released on Form
11 October 25, 2022,
next date to be
determined

Adult Male 44 Oshawa, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
Initial held in custody
for seven days,
released on Form 11
with Bail supervision
program conditions
November 9, 2022,
next date to be
determined

Rick RANGER 46
Greater
Sudbury,
Ontario
• Making Child Pornography (Written)
163.1(2)
Remanded in
custody, bail hearing
December 22, 2022
• Fail to Comply with 161 CC Prohibition
Order 161(1)(d)x3
• Breach of Probation Order 733.1(1) x3

Adult Male 38 Guelph, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Agreement or arrangement — sexual
offence against child (172.2)
• Counselling Offence not yet Committed
(464a)
First Appearance
December 9, 2022

Lance CRAWFORD 49 Burlington,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Accessing Child Pornography
Released, next court
date December 7,
2022

Leigh YERXA 86 Georgetown,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Accessing Child Pornography
Released, next court
date December 20,
2022

Matthew PHILLIPS 32 Burlington,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x3
• Make Available Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Breach of Probation
• Voyeurism
In custody,
remanded to
December 8, 2022

Terry MANSLEY
41 Milton, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Voyeurism x3
Released, next court
date December 12,
2022

Daniel ZAI 43 Burlington,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Accessing Child Pornography
Released, next court
date November 30,
2022

Kyle DUNCAN
47 Milton, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x4
• Make Available Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
Released, next court
date November 28,
2022

Robert DERHAM 73 Burlington,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Accessing Child Pornography
Released, next court
date November 23,
2022

Gerald (Jerry)
MATHIAS 43 Georgetown,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Accessing Child Pornography
Released, next court
date December 12,
2022
Kenneth

MCCLYMONT 44 Burlington,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Accessing Child Pornography
Released, next court
date November 30,
2022

Joseph MACNEIL 30 Kingston,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x7
• Accessing Child Pornography x6
• Make Available Child Pornography x6
First appearance
December 15, 2022

Tyler HUSSEY 42 Kingston,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x3
• Accessing Child Pornography x2
• Make Available Child Pornography x2
First appearance
December 5, 2022

Adult Male
25 Kingston,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Accessing Child Pornography x2
• Make Available Child Pornography x2
To be determined

Christopher LAHAY 22 London, Ontario
• Making sexually explicit material
available to child
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Distribution of Child Pornography
First appearance
December 7, 2022
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Luring a person under 16
• Making Child Pornography
• Extortion
• Utter Threat to Cause Death

Michael BLUNTEDITTMER 31 London, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Distribution of Child Pornography x2
• Making Child Pornography x2
• Luring a person under 16 x2
• Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate
Images
• Indecent Act x3
• Mischief to Property Under
• Publish Obscene Material for Distribution
x3
• Sexual Assault
• Voyeurism
• Distribute Voyeuristic Material
First appearance,
January 16, 2023

Ethan GILES 21 London, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
First appearance,
November 30, 2022

Adult Male
47 Welland, Ontario
• Voyeurism under 16
• Sexual Interference
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Making Child Pornography
In custody, next court
appearance
November 29, 2022
• Incest
• Sexual Assault on a Person under 16

Adult Male 38 Niagara Falls,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
Next court
appearance
December 16, 2022

Adult Male 58 Welland, Ontario • Possession of Child Pornography
Next court
appearance
November 25, 2022

Adult Male 38 Port Colborne,
Ontario • Fail to Comply with Probation Order x2
Next court
appearance
November 30, 2022

Adult Male 57 St. Catharines,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Accessing Child Pornography
Next court
appearance
November 30, 2022

Adult Male 31 Grimsby,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Make Available Child Pornography x2
• Making Child Pornography x2
• Personation to Avoid Arrest/Prosecution
• Public Mischief
• Fail to Comply with Prohibition Order x2
• Fail to Comply with Probation Order
• Counselling a Summary Offence Which is
not Committed
In custody, next court
appearance
February 6, 2023

Adult Male 21 North Bay,
Ontario
• Make Available Child Pornography
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Fail to Comply with Probation x2
In custody
• Assault with a Weapon
• Uttering Threats
• Criminal Harassment

Adult Male 23 Mississauga,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Make Available Child Pornography
Warrant Issued

Adult Male 51 Mississauga,
Ontario
• Accessing Child Pornography x2
• Making Child Pornography
Released on bail,
court date pending

Adult Male 41 Mississauga,
Ontario
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Possession of Child Pornography
Released on bail,
court date pending

Adult Male 39 Mississauga,
Ontario • Possession of Child Pornography x2 Released on bail,
court date pending

Adult Male 44 Mississauga,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Make Available Child Pornography
Released on bail,
court date pending

Adult Male 61 Mississauga,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Making Child Pornography
Released on bail,
court date pending

Adult Male 18 Brampton,
Ontario • Possession of Child Pornography Released on bail,
court date pending

Adult Male 26 Mississauga,
Ontario • Possession of Child Pornography Released on bail,
court date pending

Adult Male 32 Peterborough,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Distribution of Child Pornography
Released on bail with
conditions, next court
appearance
December 6, 2022

Greg PEARCE 31 Sault Ste. Marie,
Ontario
• Make Available Child Pornography
• Possession of Child Pornography
Released on
conditions, court date
pending

Joseph SCOTT 40 Thunder Bay,
Ontario
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Make Available Child Pornography
Next court date of
November 25, 2022

Kelvin PELLETIER 31 Thunder Bay,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Making sexually explicit material
available to child
• Luring a Child under 18 x2
• Communicate with Person under 18 to
Obtain Sexual Service
Next court date of
January 5, 2023

Connor JOHNSON
21 Thunder Bay,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Making sexually explicit material
available to child
• Luring a Child under 18
Next court date of
November 28, 2022

Adult Male 27 Thunder Bay,
Ontario
• Sexual Assault x2
• Voyeurism
Next court date of
December 12, 2022

Onur OZBEK 30 Toronto, Ontario
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
Released on bail,
court date pending

Brendan ECKSTROM 40 Toronto, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Accessing Child Pornography x2
Released on bail,
court date pending

Tennyson JOHNSON 34 Toronto, Ontario
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Make Available Child Pornography
Released on bail,
court date pending

Mahir KHADEM 22 Toronto, Ontario
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
Released on bail,
court date pending

Young Person Toronto, Ontario
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Possession of Child Pornography
Released on bail,
court date pending

Randy PAQUETTE
49 Toronto, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Accessing Child Pornography x2
• Make Available Child Pornography
Released on bail,
court date pending

Roman KOZAK 51 Toronto, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Telecommunication Agreement to
Commit Specific Crime with Individuals
under 14
Released on bail,
court date pending

Ian MELAMUD
50 Toronto, Ontario
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Making Child Pornography
• Export Child Pornography
• Import Child Pornography
Released on bail,
court date pending

Adult Male 33 Toronto, Ontario
• Invitation to Sexual Touching
• Sexual Interference
• Sexual Assault
• Making Child Pornography
Released on bail,
court date pending
Adult Female 35 Toronto, Ontario • Abandon/Expose Child under 10 years Released on bail,
court date pending

Vishnu KRISHNA 26 Toronto, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Import Child Pornography
Released on bail,
court date pending

John WILSON 55 Toronto, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Accessing Child Pornography x2
• Make Available Child Pornography
Released on bail,
court date pending

Joseph NUNES 69 Toronto, Ontario

• Accessing Child Pornography
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Make Available Child Pornography
Released on bail,
court date pending

Ryan MORRIS 46 Toronto, Ontario
• Accessing Child Pornography x2
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Make Available Child Pornography
Released on bail,
court date pending

Alexander SCHNURR 22 Toronto, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Fail to Comply with Probation
Released on bail,
court date pending

Richard SPURLOCK
21 Toronto, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate
Images
• Distribution of Child Pornography
• Make Available Child Pornography
• Criminal Harassment
Released on bail,
court date pending

James FRASER 53 Stouffville,
Ontario • Accessing Child Pornography Released on bail,
court date pending
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Make Available Child Pornography

Ahmed KARRAR 27 Toronto, Ontario
• Luring a person under 16
• Invitation to Sexual Touching
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Sexual Assault x3
• Sexual Interference x3
Released on bail,
court date pending

Yanshen HUANG 45 Toronto, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x4
• Accessing Child Pornography x3
Released on bail,
court date pending

Young Person Toronto, Ontario
• Luring a person under 16
• Extortion
Released on bail,
court date pending

Nicholas DEMITRO
32 Toronto, Ontario
• Accessing Child Pornography x2
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Make Available Child Pornography
Released on bail,
court date pending

Adult Male 39 Cambridge,
Ontario • Possession of Child Pornography x2
Release order, next
court date December
8, 2022

Adult Female 39 Cambridge,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Make Available Child Pornography
• Agreement or arrangement — sexual
offence against child (172.2) x2
• Making Child Pornography
Release order, next
court date December
7, 2022

Adult Male 33 United Kingdom
• Taking Indecent Photographs x2
• Distributing Indecent Images x3
Initially remanded,
current status
unknown
• Sexual Activity with a Female Child
Family member under 13
• Sexual Activity with a Male Child family
member under 13
• Intentionally Encourage/Assist in
Commission of an Offence
• Publish Obscene Article

Adult Male 38 Cambridge,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Making Child Pornography
• Make Available Child Pornography
• Agreement or arrangement — sexual
offence against child (172.2) x3
Release order, next
court date January
10, 2023

Adult Male 38 Kitchener,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Make Available Child Pornography
Release order, next
court date December
12, 2022

Adult Male 25 Cambridge,
Ontario • Possession of Child Pornography x2
Release Order, next
court date December
14, 2022

Randall FRICKEY 43 Windsor, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Accessing Child Pornography x2
• Distribution of Child Pornography x2
Charged, next court
date December 7,
2022

Adult Male 45 Amherstburg,
Ontario • Luring a person under 16 x4
Charged, next court
date January 13,
2023

Kyle LAMBIE
27 Windsor, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x6
• Accessing Child Pornography x6
Charged, next court
date December 1,
2022
• Distribution of Child Pornography x6
• Fail to Comply with Undertaking x2

Adult Male 26 Woodstock,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
Release order, next
court date January
10, 2023

Adult Female
34
Woodstock,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Distribution of Child Pornography
Release order, next
court date November
29, 2022

Kalin ARMSTRONG
33 Peterborough,
Ontario
• Make Available Child Pornography
• Distribution of Child Pornography
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
Next court date of
December 14, 2022

Michael PILATO 65 Richmond Hill,
Ontario
• Make Available Child Pornography
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
Next court date of
December 14, 2022

Nicholas COOPER 43 Aurora, Ontario
• Distribution of Child Pornography
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Fail to Comply with Recognizance x3
Bail Hearing
December 1, 2022

Mark O’DOWD 36 Vaughan,
Ontario
• Making Child Pornography
• Make Available Child Pornography
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
• Luring a Child under 18 First appearance,
November 24, 2022
• Extortion

Dimitre FILIOS
20 Vaughan,
Ontario
• Make Available Child Pornography
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
First appearance,
December 14, 2022

Thomas HIGGINS 61 Beeton, Ontario • Luring a person under 16
Orangeville Court to
set date November
29, 2022

Adult Male 28 Sudbury,
Ontario
• Agreement or arrangement – sexual
offence against child (172.2) x2
Sudbury Court to be
spoken to December
21, 2022

William MCVITTIE 32 Huntsville,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Make Available Child Pornography
Bracebridge Court to
be spoken to
November 29, 2022

Mark V RICHARDSON 42 Barrie, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Make Available Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
Ontario Court of
Justice First
appearance
December 8, 2022

David HOWARTH 59 Caledonia,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Accessing Child Pornography x2
Next court date
January 10, 2023 to
be spoken to

Adult Male 25
Sandy Lake,
Ontario
• Making Child Pornography x2
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Make Available Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
Remanded

Adult Male 48 Timmins,
Ontario • Possession of Child Pornography x2 Court date of
November 29, 2022

Zachary PERROTT 24 Port Hope,
Ontario • Possession of Child Pornography x2 Court date of
November 30, 2022

Ian BERGER 43 Trent Hills,
Ontario • Possession of Child Pornography Court date of
November 23, 2022

Kristian LUCAS 29 Belleville,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Accessing Child Pornography
First appearance
December 22, 2022

Doric LATREILLE 23 Ottawa/Cornwall,
Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Make Available Child Pornography
• Counsel an Uncommitted Indictable
Offence
• Luring a Person under 18 years of age
• Distribution of Child Pornography
• Making sexually explicit material
available to child x2
• Luring a person under 16
Out on bail, house
arrest with GPS
bracelet. Court date
set December 8,
2022 for plea.

Jennifer LALONDEMEDEIROS 22 Ottawa/Cornwall,
Ontario • Possession of Child Pornography x2
Out on bail, strict
conditions, no court
date (adj)

Dennis George
WOOD 67 Ottawa, Ontario
• Possession of Child Pornography x2
• Making Child Pornography
Out on bail, no court
date (adj)

Adult Male 37 Ottawa, Ontario • Possession of Child Pornography
Out on bail – next
court date December
9, 2022 (to be
spoken too)

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