Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, Digital Forensics Unit and Caledon OPP have arrested and charged a Vaughan resident following a child sexual exploitation investigation.
On July 28, 2021, police executed a search warrant at a home in Caledon and seized several electronic devices. As a result of this investigation, William TORRES, 42-years-old, was arrested and charged with the following Criminal Code charges:
- Possessing child pornography, as per section 163.1(4) – two counts
- Accessing child pornography, as per section 163.1(4.1)
- Make available child pornography, as per section 163.1(3)
- Fail to comply with probation order, as per section 733.1(1)
- Fail to comply with prohibition order, as per section 161(4)
The accused was released from custody following a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear in court on February 3, 2022 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville.
“The importance of protecting our children, cannot be understated. I encourage all members of the community to educate themselves on the dangers children can face online” stated Detective Superintendent Tina Chalk of the Criminal Investigation Services, Ontario Provincial Police.
Anyone wanting to make a difference is encouraged to go to www.protectchildren.ca and download the “Child Sexual Abuse- It Is Your Business” brochure from the Canadian Center for Child Protection. This is an important first step that can save a child.
Police are asking anyone who may have information regarding this investigation or if you have information regarding internet child exploitation, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca. Reporting information may also be made on the internet through www.cybertip.ca
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