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Adjala-Tosorontio, Innisfil males among charged in child pornography arrests

Posted December 5, 2018

Two local males are among 122 people, including 11 youth, facing numerous charges related to online child pornography investigations that took place in November across the province.

The results were announced this morning at an OPP press conference held in Vaughan, attended by representatives of the 26 police forces that were part of the effort.

A total of 267 judicial authorizations were obtained, resulting in 551 charges including: Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference, Invitation to Sexual Touching, Possession of Child Pornography, Make Available Child Pornography, Distribution of Child Pornography, Making Child Pornography, Accessing Child Pornography, Luring, Making Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Child. 

In addition, 55 victims were identified during the investigations and referred to appropriate community-based resources for assistance. Police also seized a total of 17 firearms three of which were loaded handguns.

Police displayed a video showing 834 unique IP addresses associated to the possession or making available of child sexual abuse material or were present on a suspected child pornography website. These IP addresses were observed over the month of November alone. Police describe these numbers as the "tip of the iceberg" in relation to online child sexual exploitation in Ontario.

From its inception in August 2006, the entire Provincial Strategy has completed 50,403 investigations and laid 20,901 charges against 5,686 people. During that period, 2,009 child victims have been identified in Ontario and beyond.

Logan Graham, 24, of Adjala-Tosorontio is charged with:
  • Possession of Child Pornography;
  • Luring a person under 16;
  • Making sexually explicit material available to child;
  • Invitation to Sexual Touching; and
  • Indecent Exposure to a Person under 16.
John Russell, 43, of Innisfil is charged with:
  • Possession of Child Pornography; and
  • Distribution of Child Pornography.
The investigation continues and additional arrests are pending.

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by Tony Veltri