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Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: March 15, 2018
Occurrence Type: 22-Year-Old Barrie Man Charged with Child Pornography
Occurrence #: BA17027560
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 9:00pm

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, members of the Barrie Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit arrested a 22-year-old Barrie man following a lengthy child pornography investigation.

In March of 2017, Investigators received a tip concerning the uploading of child pornography, which had been uploaded from Facebook.  A lengthy investigation led to the execution of two warrants and the seizure of three (3) devices, which were forensically analysed.

The accused has been charged with; Accessing Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography. He is scheduled to appear in a Barrie Court of Justice on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

The Barrie Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit is a partner within Ontario’s “Provincial Strategy” to protect children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the internet.  This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17027560 / BA17030555