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Oro-Medonte Man Charged With Child Pornography Offences

KAWARTHA LAKES-The OPP has arrested an Oro-Medonte resident following a child sexual exploitation investigation.

Police say a search warrant was executed at a residence by the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, with the assistance of the Orillia OPP Detachment, the Digital Forensics Unit and the Federal Bureau of Investigations and several electronic devices were seized.

55-year-old Andrew Bertan was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, section 163.1(4) – two counts and making child pornography available, section 163.1(3)

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Orillia on February 20, 2024.

Every time an image or video depicting that abuse is shared, that child is re-victimized.

The OPP say it 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 at cybertip.ca or protectchildren.ca.

If you have information regarding internet child exploitation and wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or ontariocrimestoppers.ca. Information can also be reported through cybertip.ca.

 

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