In November 2022, Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) detectives assigned to the Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit, received information from the Ogden City Police Department in Ogden, Utah into the sexual exploitation of children on the internet.

Investigation revealed that Jason Robert KING (31 years) of Grimsby had been communicating with a party in the Ogden, Utah and in doing so committed the following criminal code offences:

  • Make Child Pornography
  • Accessing Child Pornography
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Make Child Pornography Available
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order
  • Fail to Comply with Prohibition Order Regarding Children

On November 23rd, 2022, KING who is currently in the custody of Ontario Correctional Services was advised of the new charges.  His next court appearance is scheduled for February 6th, 2023, via video link to the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse, located at 59 Church Street, in the City of St. Catharines.

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 Ontario Police Services and International Partners. This investigative initiative has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the lead detective at 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009384.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.

 

Incident #22-133160