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I.C.E. and C.F.U. Connect Sudbury Man to F.B.I. Investigation

I.C.E. and C.F.U. Connect Sudbury Man to F.B.I. Investigation

UPDATE Child Pornography

SUDBURY, ONTARIO   ~~~~   June 24, 2020   (LSN)  In 2016, FBI Sacramento conducted a worldwide investigation into a large group of people possessing and accessing Child Pornography using an online storage website. In 2018, the FBI forwarded information to the Greater Sudbury Police Service pointing to a Sudbury resident being involved.

In October 2018, a 33 year old man from Greater Sudbury was arrested and charged by our Internet Child Exploitation (I.C.E.) Unit for a number of Child Pornography offences (see original release below). As part of the investigation, our I.C.E. Unit with assistance from our Computer Forensic Unit (C.F.U.) examined the data from devices seized during the investigation, identifying the man as the person responsible for the offences committed in the FBI Investigation.

This year, our I.C.E. Unit investigated the same man for breaching his Bail Conditions after being released from custody on the 2018 Child Pornography charges.

On June 23, 2020, he was arrested and additionally charged with:
• Access Child Pornography
• Possession of Child Pornography
• Fail to Comply - Recognizance of Bail x2

The man attended Bail Court on June 23, 2020 to answer to the charges. His name will not be released in order to protect the identify of victims. A Publication Ban has been ordered by the Justice of the Peace prohibiting any further information from being released.

**ORIGINAL**

In June of 2018, the British Columbia Internet Child Exploitation Section of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (BC ICE) identified a man accessing, possessing, and making available child pornography. In October of 2018, after an extensive investigation named Project Endure, information gathered from a forensic examination of the computer devices seized revealed that the person had distributed child abuse material to a person in the Sudbury region.

On October 17, 2018, the Greater Sudbury Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit executed a search warrant at a Sudbury residence with the assistance of the Greater Sudbury Police Service Tactical Unit and Integrated Crime Team – Intelligence Unit. Computer devices and cell phones were seized that contained child abuse material.

A 33 year old man from Greater Sudbury was arrested at the scene, charged with the following offences. He attended bail court on October 18, 2018:
• Possession of Child Pornography – Section 163.1(4) of the Criminal Code of Canada (2 counts)
• Distribution of Child Pornography – Section 163.1(3) of the Criminal Code of Canada
• Access Child Pornography – Section 163.1(4) of the Criminal Code of Canada
• Makes Child Pornography – Section 163.1(2) of the Criminal Code of Canada

The man’s name has not been released to protect the identity of child victims.

The Greater Sudbury Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit is part of the Ontario Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet which has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General

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