ORILLIA – NEWS – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, Digital Forensic Unit and Orillia OPP Detachment Crime Unit have arrested and charged an Orillia man following a five-month investigation into Child Pornography offences.
On October 22, 2019, police executed a search warrant at a residence in the City of Orillia. As a result of this investigation, Terry OHL, a 57-years-old male was arrested and charged with two counts of Possession of Child Pornography. Several other electronic devices were seized for further examination.
The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orillia on November 19, 2019
The Ontario Provincial Police will continue to aggressively identify and pursue individuals who use technology to exploit children.
“Our reality today is that every person around the world with a sexual interest in children has immediate access to any child on the internet. It’s like they are sitting next to our kids even though they could be across the globe. We as parents and community members have to know who children are interacting with online. These offenders are very manipulative. If parents are not engaged – they will never see them coming until it’s too late” Detective Staff Sergeant Sharon Hanlon of the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit.
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. Parents can find resources to assist them at www.cybertip.ca.
If you have information regarding internet child exploitation and wish to provide information anonymously you can contact Crime Stoppers at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca. Reporting information may also be made on the internet through www.cybertip.ca.
None of the charges have been proven in court.