(TAVISTOCK, ON) - Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, assisted by Digital Forensics, along with members of the Oxford County OPP Detachment arrested and charged a Tavistock, Ontario resident following an online child sexual exploitation investigation.
On June 16, 2020, police executed a search warrant at a residence in the Town of Tavistock, seizing electronic exhibits for further examination. As a result of this investigation, a 34-year old, female was arrested and charged with three counts of making an agreement or arrangement to commit a sexual offence against a child under 16 years of age.
The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing on the 17th of June, 2020.
Anyone wanting to make a difference is encouraged to go to www.protectchildren.ca to 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 www.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 www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca. Reporting information may also be made on the internet through www.cybertip.ca.