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Child Pornography - St. Catharines Man Arrested After Child Pornography Investigation

Posted on Saturday February 10, 2018
In January of 2018, members of the Niagara Regional Police Service's Internet Child Exploitation (I.C.E.) Unit began an investigation into child pornography related offences.

The investigation led the investigators to a St. Catharines residence. On February 9th, 2018, members assigned to the I.C.E. Unit and the Technological Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at a St. Catharines home. A number of computer systems and storage media were seized and forensically examined.

As a result of the investigation, on February 9th, 2018, 24 year old Andrew DONOHOE of St. Catharines was arrested and charged with two counts of Possession of Child Pornography and one count of Accessing Child Pornography.

DONOHOE will be held in custody pending a bail hearing which will take place on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse, located at 59 Church Street, St. Catharines, Ontario.
The Niagara Regional Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet and conducts investigations into Internet Child Exploitation Offences in partnership with numerous Ontario Police Services. This investigative initiative has been made possible with financial assistance from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General.
Members of the public can report suspicious Internet activities relating to child exploitation to the Niagara Regional Police Service, or online at Internet safety tips for parents, children and Internet users are also available on the Cybertip website.

Submitted By: David Biggar
Approved By: David Biggar

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