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Sexual Assault - Port Colborne Man Facing Charges

Posted on Thursday February 07, 2019
In January of 2019, members of the Niagara Regional Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (I.C.E.) Unit and the Child Abuse Unit (C.A.U.) began an investigation into the sexual exploitation of children.
The investigation led investigators to a Port Colborne residence. On February 7th, 2019, members assigned to the I.C.E. Unit; the Technological Crimes Unit and the Child Abuse Unit executed a search warrant at a Port Colborne home. A number of computer systems and storage media were seized and forensically examined.
As a result of the investigation, on February 7th, 2019, 50 year old Todd Albert KLACKO of Port Colborne was arrested and charged with the following:
Count One -Expose Genitals to a person under 16 years of age- Sec.173(2)CC
Count Two - Invitation to Sexual Touching Under 16 years of age Sec. 152CC
Count Three - Sexual Assault on a person under 16 years of age Sec 271CC
Count Four - Sexual Interference with a person under 16 years of age Sec. 151CC
Count Five - Fail to Comply with Prohibition Regarding Children Sec. 161(4)CC
KLACKO has been held in custody pending a bail hearing which will take place on Friday, February 8th, 2019 at the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse, located at 59 Church Street, St. Catharines, Ontario.
Through the course of the investigation, members of the Niagara Regional Police Service's I.C.E. Unit have reason to believe that there are additional victims within the community, and are asking the community for assistance in gathering this information.
Anyone with information in this matter is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Dave Biggar at 905-688-4111 ext. 9128 or at
Members of the public are also encouraged to report crimes anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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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