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Bancroft Resident Facing Additional Charges In Child Sexual Exploitation Investigation

KAWARTHA LAKES-Members of the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit (CSEU) have laid additional criminal charges against a Bancroft resident as part of an ongoing child sexual exploitation investigation.

On November 3, 2022, 28-year-old  Samuel Robbins of Bancroft, was arrested and charged with the following Criminal Code charges:

  • Sexual Assault, contrary to section 271 – seven counts;
  • Make Child Pornography, contrary to section 163.1(2) – three counts;
  • Invitation to Sexual Touching, contrary to section 152 – six counts;
  • Sexual Exploitation, contrary to section 153 (1)(a) – six counts;
  • Sexual Interference, contrary to section 151 – six counts;
  • Distribution of Child Pornography, contrary to section 163.1(3); and,
  • Breach of a 161 Court Order, contrary to section 161(4).

The accused has been in custody since his initial arrest date on August 16, 2022 when he was charged with one count of possession of child pornography. Read more here:https://www.kawartha411.ca/2022/08/18/bancroft-resident-charged-in-online-child-sexual-exploitation-investigation/

“Children are our most valuable and precious members of society. Many victims of child sexual abuse are so young that they cannot tell their story. Every time an image or video depicting that abuse is shared, that child is re-victimized. Members of the OPP CSEU will continue to pursue individuals who exploit children on the Internet.” said Detective Sergeant Jennifer Shaw, Child Sexual Exploitation Unit.

Anyone wanting to make a difference is encouraged to go to protectchildren.ca and download the “Child Sexual Abuse – It Is Your Business” brochure from the Canadian Center for Child Protection. This is an important first step that can save a child.

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 and anyone interested in protecting children can find resources to assist them at cybertip.ca.

Police are asking anyone who may have information regarding this investigation or if you have information regarding internet child exploitation, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or ontariocrimestoppers.ca. Reporting information may also be made on the internet through cybertip.ca.

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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