In late 2019, the Greater Sudbury Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit received two separate investigations from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Each investigation found that a person in Greater Sudbury was distributing child abuse material online. Our ICE Unit continued each investigation by executing several court orders in an effort to identify the offender.

Members of Patrol Operations assisted in the investigation by providing vital information to the Lead Investigator that strengthened the investigation.

On August 11, 2020, our ICE Unit and Computer Forensic Unit executed a Search Warrant at a Sudbury residence with the assistance of our Tactical Unit and Integrated Crime Team – Intelligence Unit. Multiple computers and computer storage devices were seized as evidence.   

Based on the investigations and further information gathered at the scene, a 31 year old man was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of Child Pornography x3
  • Distribution of Child Pornography x2
  • Access Child Pornography x2

The man attended Bail Court on August 12, 2020 to answer to the charges. His name will not be released in order to protect the identity of child victims.

The Greater Sudbury Police Service ICE and Computer Forensic Units are 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.