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343 charges, 5 children rescued in online child porn sweep

Five children have been rescued in a national child porn operation, police say.

RCMP laid 343 charges - including charges of sexual assault, possession of child porn, and luring - as part of Operation Snapshot 3, the third phase of an ongoing sweep of online predators.

Sgt. Mike Petrilli told a news conference Thursday morning that 150 people are currently under investigation.

As part of the investigation, which was launched in February and co-ordinated by the RCMP's National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre, police in 40 jurisdictions seized more than one million images.

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Ottawa federal employee and homosexual partner imprisoned for child porn

The actions of a mom defending her son have resulted in two Ottawa men, whom Sun News labeled as "perverts," being sentenced to jail for making and possessing child porn.

In court on March 24, federal public servant Scott Dignan, 47, admitted to placing a tiny key fob video camera in the bathroom of the home he shared with his homosexual partner Eric Charron in order to record a 13-year-old boy using the toilet, during a party in the house on January 25, 2013 attended by the boy and his mom.

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Mr. McGuinty, Withdraw Sex Ed for 8 year-olds

Toronto, ON Monday, April 19, 2010

Leaders from various family focused groups with over 100,000 active members are calling for Premier Dalton McGuinty to withdraw the new Ontario Sex Education Curriculum, set to be implemented this September. The leaders are organizing Ontario parents to protest the new program by withdrawing their children from school on the Monday after Mother’s Day, May 10th and joining a proposed rally in at 12:00 noon in Toronto. The location will be announced at .

Tory MP pushes for mandatory ISP-level filter to protect children from porn

WINNIPEG, November 25, 2013 ( - Tory MP Joy Smith says that if Internet Service Providers (ISP) will not voluntarily filter porn content, she will press the government to implement a mandatory firewall on the ISP level that could only be circumvented by the authorized account holder. 

"People in their own homes could disable that particular filter, and watch all the porn they wanted," Smith, MP for Winnipeg's Kildonan-St Paul riding, told "I think that it's not up to somebody to say what someone should watch in their homes: What I'm after is the inadvertent accidental online pornography that pops up."

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Pedophile accused of assaulting boy, 5

Jim Wilkes, Staff Reporter

A 50-year-old man declared a dangerous offender in 1990 after more than a decade of sexually assaulting children has been arrested in Toronto, accused of attacking a friend's 5-year-old son.

Police make massive international child-porn bust: schoolteachers top the list of offenders

TORONTO, November 18, 2013 ( - Toronto police revealed on Thursday the results of a three-year international child pornography sting that resulted in 348 arrests. Police also rescued 386 children from situations of reoccurring sexual abuse.

"There's no greater responsibility for those of us who have sworn to serve and protect, than the protection of our children," said Police Chief William Blair on Thursday in a press conference.

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Canada destination for sex tourists, victims: report

Government praised for fight on trafficking

VANCOUVER • Canada is a destination spot both for sex tourists and for men, women and children who are brought here by traffickers for sexual exploitation and forced labour, according to the U.S. State Department in its ninth annual State of Trafficking in Persons Report.

Call it what it is, child sexual abuse not porn

The shocking news coming from Toronto Police on Thursday was not that they had completed an investigation that saw hundreds arrested around the world for possession of child pornography, which has become far too common an occurrence.

The truly shocking news is 386 children were rescued as part of Project Spade.

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The scope of the problem

Commercial child pornography is estimated to be a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide.2 Tens of thousands of new images or videos are put on the Internet every week and hundreds of thousands of searches for child sexual abuse images are performed daily. 3 It is estimated that there are over 5 million unique child sexual abuse images on the Internet.4

International child porn network revealed by Toronto police

Toronto police revealed details this morning of an international child sex abuse and pornography investigation that stretched across six continents and led to hundreds of arrests, including 50 in Ontario and 58 in the rest of Canada.

At a news conference, police said 348 people had been arrested and 386 children rescued from situations around the world. where they were at risk. Twenty-four children in Canada were rescued, they said.

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'child porn' crimes: report

The federal government should wipe the words "child pornography" from the Criminal Code and replace them with a crime that more clearly describes the harm inflicted on society's most vulnerable members, said a new report from Canada's watchdog for crime victims.

Toronto Police officer hit with child pornography charges

TORONTO - A Toronto Police officer is facing child pornography charges following a raid of his Mississauga home earlier this month.

Peel Regional Police’s Internet child exploitation unit — working off a tip from Toronto Police — launched a two-month investigation into the officer, who was allegedly using his Mississauga computer to access child porn.

Dariusz Kisielewski, 44, was arrested last Thursday and charged with one count each of possession of child pornography and making child pornography, and three counts of voyeurism.

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