Sunday, November 17, 2013

Nine Ottawa men among those charged in massive child porn investigation

OTTAWA — Nine men from Ottawa have been charged in an international child pornography investigation that began with a Toronto man and ended with the rescue of 382 children.

Toronto police said Thursday that 341 people were arrested around the world as part of Project Spade, which they described as one of the largest child porn busts they’ve ever achieved.

Toronto police said 50 of those arrested are from Ontario, and 58 are from other parts of Canada.

Ottawa police Sgt. François D’Aoust with the Internet child exploitation unit said eight of the Ottawa men face 20 charges, including possession and accessing child pornography. Ottawa police also laid charges related to two firearms that were seized during their investigation.  (more...)

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