Two local people have been charged in a child pornography investigation.
The OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, Digital Forensics Unit, Collingwood OPP and Barrie Police Services arrested and charged a Collingwood man and a Wasaga Beach man after a three-month Internet investigation.
According to a news release, police used a search warrant at a residence in Collingwood and one in Wasaga Beach to seize computer devices containing child sexual abuse material.
Police arrested and charged Keith Storey, 67, of Collingwood, with two counts of possession of child pornography and one count of accessing child pornography. His bail hearing is scheduled for today in Barrie.
Police also arrested and charged Andrew Matusiak, 41, of Wasaga Beach, with one count of making child pornography available and one count to possession of child pornography. His bail hearing is also today in Barrie.
The investigation is continuing.
“The Ontario Provincial Police will continue to aggressively identify and pursue individuals who use technology to exploit children,” stated the news release.
“Parents are reminded to take a proactive approach to help protect their children from online sexual exploitation by speaking with their children regarding internet safety. Parents can find resources to assist them at www.cybertip.ca.”
If you have information regarding internet child exploitation and wish to provide information anonymously, you can contact Crime Stoppers at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca. Reporting information may also be made on the internet through www.cybertip.ca.