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Gravenhurst man faces child porn charges after four-month probe

OPP seized computer containing child sexual abuse material; Parents reminded to be proactive in teaching children about perils of internet
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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GRAVENHURST - Members of the Ontario Provincial Police Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, OPP Digital Forensic Unit and Bracebridge OPP Detachment have arrested and charged a Gravenhurst man following a four-month internet investigation.

On May 22, 2019, police executed a search warrant at a residence in the Town of Gravenhurst where one computer device was seized containing child sexual abuse material.

As a result of this investigation, police arrested and charged Darron Reid, 51 years of age with one count of Possession of Child Pornography, one count of Make Available Child Pornography and one count of Access Child Pornography.

The accused next court appearance is scheduled for May 23, 2019 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge.

The investigation is continuing.

The Ontario Provincial Police will continue to aggressively identify and pursue individuals who use technology to exploit children.

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.cybertips.ca.

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