On July 20, 2023, members of the Barrie Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) executed a Criminal Code Search Warrant which resulted in the seizure of a number of computer devices. 

As a result of the ongoing investigation, a 27-year-old Barrie man was arrested on February 8, 2024, and is now charged with Accessing Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography. The same investigation also led to a 31-year-old Barrie man being arrested and charged for the same offences on February 1, 2024.

Both accused used the internet to access and upload images of child pornography. They were both held for bail and were released with several conditions and a future court date.

Tips on how to stay safe on social media are available on the Barrie Police website by visiting the link: BarriePolice.ca/safety-crime-prevention/. 

The Barrie Police Service 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 the Solicitor General.

 

 

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