Update – Northumberland OPP – Youth Charged in Relation to Child Pornography

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Further Charges After Separate Complaint

(MUNICIPALITY OF BRIGHTON, ON) – The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has laid further charges relating to child pornography after another victim comes forward. 

On August 14, 2023, OPP were dispatched to a property in the Municipality of Brighton where a report of non-consensual distribution of an intimate recording was provided. At that point, an investigation was initiated which spanned approximately four months.

On December 20, 2023, the Northumberland OPP Crime Unit arrested a 17-year-old from Brighton as a result of the investigation.

On December 22, 2023, OPP received a complaint from another victim in relation to non-consensual distribution of an intimate recording. An additional investigation was undertaken and on January 3, 2024, the Northumberland OPP Crime Unit arrested and charged the same accused with:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Imports, Distributes, Sells or Possesses for the Purpose of Distribution or Sale any Child Pornography
  • Makes, Prints, Publishes or Possesses for the Purpose of Publication any Child Pornography
  • Break, enter dwelling house – commit indictable offence.


The individual, who cannot be named due to the provisions under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) was held on bail to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg.

The Northumberland OPP value your contribution to building safe communities. If you or anyone you know has information related to these incidents, to please contact 1-888-310-1122 or your local police. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit information online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca

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