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Other - Niagara Falls Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Posted on Thursday January 18, 2018
In December of 2017, members of the Niagara Regional Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (I.C.E.) Unit began an investigation into the on-line sexual exploitation of children.

The investigation lead the investigators to a Niagara Falls residence. On January 18th, 2018, members assigned to the I.C.E. Unit, the Technological Crimes Unit and the Cybercrime Unit executed a search warrant at a Niagara Falls home. A number of computer systems and storage media were seized and forensically examined.

As a result of the investigation, on January 18th, 2018, 27 year old Nicholas Johnson of Niagara Falls was arrested and charged with Possession of Child Pornography, Accessing Child Pornography and Making Available Child Pornography.
 
Johnson will be held in custody pending a bail hearing which will take place on Friday, January 19th, 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 www.cybertip.ca . Internet safety tips for parents, children and Internet users are also available on the Cybertip website.

Incident Number: 18-5248
Submitted By: David Biggar
Approved By: David Biggar

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