In June 2020, our Internet Child Exploitation (I.C.E.) Unit was notified by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (R.C.M.P.) about a person in Greater Sudbury distributing Child Pornography on a chat messaging application.

On June 10, 2020, our I.C.E. Unit with the assistance of our Tactical Unit, Integrated Crime Team – Intelligence Branch, Criminal Investigation Division – Major Crime Section and Computer Forensic Unit, executed Search Warrant at a residence in Greater Sudbury.  

As a result of the investigation, 44 year old John Sloan was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Distribution of Child Pornography

He appeared in Bail Court on June 10, 2020 to answer to the charges and a Publication Ban was ordered by the Justice of the Peace prohibiting any details of the investigation from being released. 

The Greater Sudbury Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit is part of the Ontario Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet which has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General.