The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have laid charges relating to child pornography after a ten-month investigation.
On January 24, 2023, the Northumberland OPP were dispatched to a property in the Municipality of Brighton where reports of non-consensual distribution of intimate images were provided. At that point, an investigation was initiated which spanned approximately ten months.
On November 22, 2023, the Northumberland OPP Crime Unit arrested a 16-year-old from Brighton as a result of the investigation.
The individual, who cannot be named due to the provisions under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), was charged with the following:
- Possession of child pornography</SP an>
- Distributing intimate images without consent – two counts
- Obtaining property by false pretence – under $5000 – two counts.
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