According to police, on Monday September 7th, 2015, a male resident of California attempted to enter Canada via the Queenston – Lewiston Bridge, in Niagara on the Lake. Once at the popular border crossing, members of the Canada Border Services Agency began to examine contents of the vehicle the male was travelling in.
Canada Border Services Agency Officers requested assistance from the Niagara Regional Police Service’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit, and a joint investigation was launched.
As a result of the investigation, police say 48 year old California resident Brian GALEAZZI was arrested for Possession of Child Pornography and Importing Child Pornography.
GALEAZZI will be held in custody pending a bail hearing which is scheduled for September 8th, 2015 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.
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