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Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: March 9, 2018
Occurrence Type: 36-Year-Old Barrie Man Charged with Child Pornography
Occurrence #: BA16053743
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 5:30pm

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, members of the Barrie Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit arrested a 36-year-old Barrie man following a lengthy child pornography investigation.

In October of 2016, Investigators received a tip concerning the uploading of child pornography.  A lengthy investigation led to the execution of several warrants and the seizure of six (6) devices, which were forensically analysed.

The accused has been charged with; Accessing Child Pornography, Possessing Child Pornography and Distributing Child Pornography. He will appear in a Barrie Court of Justice on Friday, March 9, 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: BA16053743