As a result of an online investigation regarding the distribution of child pornography the Sarnia Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE Unit) began their investigation into the distribution of child pornography that was taking place in Sarnia. This investigation began in February, 2017.
As a result of the information gathered, members of the ICE Unit, Criminal Investigation Branch, Electronic Crime Branch, Forensic Identification Unit, and General Patrol executed a search warrant at residence in the City Of Sarnia. Officers were able seize various forms of electronic devices because of the warrant.
A 38 year old man, from Sarnia, was also arrested and charged with Possession of Child Pornography and Distribution of Child Pornography. The man was released on a Promise to Appear with his initial court date being May 23, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Sarnia Police ICE Unit is a partner of 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 Community Safety and Correctional Services.