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  DRP Part of Child Porn Bust

Feb 05, 2009 14:11 ET

DRP officers arrested two suspects in Durham Region as a part of a provincial wide strategy on internet safety for children.

The Provincial Strategy To Protect Children From Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet is a multi-jurisdictional strategy involving the O.P.P. and 17 other municipal police services across Ontario.

Inspector Brian Osborne of the Major Crime Unit was on hand this morning at a press conference in Toronto to speak to the media regarding the arrests in Durham Region.

The goal of the strategy is to focus on child pornography, luring and child sexual abuse on the internet as a province wide team as opposed to each police service dealing with the issues individually. The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and the OPP subsequently developed a systematic, victim-driven, all-encompassing approach to the prevention of child sexual abuse and exploitation on the Internet.

The individuals charged in Durham Region are:

- A 17-year-old male from Oshawa, Ontario, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act has been charged with one count of Possession of Child Pornography, one count of Make Available Child Pornography

- A 17-year-old male from Bowmanville, Ontario, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act has been charged with one count of Possession of Child Pornography, one count of Make Available Child Pornography


Please visit the following websites for more information on Internet Safety.

www.drps.ca
www.cybertip.ca
www.safecanada.ca

Below are attached files.
press thumb (JPG file, 56.7K bytes)
Child Pornography Press Conference (JPG file, 476.8K bytes)
O.P.P. Commissioner Fantino addresses the media (JPG file, 362.6K bytes)