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Lindsay Resident Charged In Online Child Sexual Exploitation Investigation

KAWARTHA LAKES-The OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, Digital Forensics Unit and City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment members have arrested and charged a Lindsay resident following a child sexual exploitation investigation.

Officers executed a search warrant in Lindsay and seized a quantity of electronic devices on March 21, 2023.

As a result of this investigation, 57-year-old Paul A. Langham was arrested and charged with the Possession of Child Pornography contrary to section 163.1(4), and two counts of Accessing Child Pornography contrary to section 163.1(4.1) of the Criminal Code.

The accused remains in custody pending a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear on March 21, 2023 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay.

“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.” said the OPP in a press release.

The OPP says officers 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 cybertip.ca or protectchildren.ca.

If you have information regarding internet child exploitation and wish to provide information anonymously 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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