On Thursday, March 17, 2022, the Barrie Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) arrested a 24-year-old male after a six-month investigation concerning the distribution of child pornography images through a popular social media platform. 

 A search warrant was executed in January 2022 at the residence of the accused and several computer devices were seized for further forensic analysis.  The analysis revealed specific evidence and the male was charged with Accessing Child Pornography.  He was held for a bail hearing and later released on a Recognizance with specific conditions related to the offence.

 This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.

 Tips on how to stay safe on social media are available on our website: BarriePolice.ca/safety-crime-prevention/.

Prepared by: Corporate Communications


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