In April 2015, members of the Niagara Regional Police Services’ Internet Child Exploitation (I.C.E) Unit, Technological Crimes Unit and the Child Abuse Unit, executed two related Criminal Code Search Warrants on apartments located in the south end of Niagara Falls. As a result a number of computer systems and peripheral devices were seized for further forensic examination.
Police say on May 20th, 2015 this investigation concluded with the arrest of 26 year old Brantford resident, Kori William WILCOX. Mr. WILCOX has been charged with the following offences:
1. Theft of Telecommunication Service contrary to section 326(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
2. Possession of Child Pornography contrary to section 163.1(4) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
3. Access Child Pornography contrary to section 163.1(4.1) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
4. Make Child Pornography Available contrary to section 163.1(3) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
Mr. WILCOX has been held in custody, pending a bail hearing scheduled for May 21st, 2015 at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse, 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 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.
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