Original Release Information from March 5th, 2014
According to police, Detectives from the Niagara Regional Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (I.C.E) section, have continued to actively investigate individuals in possession of, and distributing digital images and video files of Child Pornography.
As a result of an ongoing Investigation, on March 5th, 2014, a Search Warrant was granted and executed on a Port Colborne residence. As a result, a number of computer systems and peripheral devices with digital files of Child Pornography were seized and held as evidence.
37 year old Jeffery DESGAGNE of Port Colborne, Ontario, an occupant of the residence searched, was arrested and charged with Possession of Child Pornography contrary to section 163.1(4) of the Criminal Code of Canada and Make Child Pornography Available contrary to section 163.1(3) of the Criminal Code of Canada
DESGAGNE was held in custody, pending a bail hearing scheduled for March 5th, 2014 at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse, 59 Church Street, in the City of St. Catharines.
Update-Additional Arrest and Criminal Charges
Police say, Detectives from the Niagara Regional Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (I.C.E) section have continued to investigate the circumstances involving the previous arrest of now 38 year old Jeffery DESGAGNE of Port Colborne, Ontario.
As a result, on December 5th, 2014 Jeffrey DESGAGNE, was arrested and further charged with Voyeurism contrary to section 162(1) of the Criminal Code Canada and Break and Enter to a Dwelling House contrary to section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code Canada. No further information will be released to protect the identity of the victims involved.
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.