OPP charge Gore Bay man with child pornography offences

GORE BAY–Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit have charged a Gore Bay man following a six month covert online child pornography investigation.

In June 2013, police from the Toronto Police Service, Child Exploitation Unit, were conducting a covert online investigation. During the investigation, the suspect sent images of child sexual abuse to the undercover officer. In October 2013, undercover police from New Zealand identified this same suspect as involved in the sharing and accessing of child sexual abuse images via the Internet. Upon further investigation between the police agencies, the suspect was identified in Gore Bay. The file was forwarded to the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit for further investigation.

On December 4, 2013 members of the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, Sudbury Police Service Technical Crime Unit and Gore Bay OPP detachment executed a search warrant at a Gore Bay residence. As a result of this investigation, two computers and other items pertinent to the investigation were seized which contained images of child sexual abuse.

Roderick William Wilson, age 30 years, of Gore Bay is charged with three counts of possession of child pornography, one count of making available child pornography and two counts of accessing child pornography.

The accused is currently being held in custody. He is scheduled to attend a bail hearing on Friday, December 6, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Gore Bay.

The investigation is ongoing by members of the OPP.