Computer contaminated with child sexual abuse material lands man in jail.

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(ORO-MEDONTE, ON) โ€“ย Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, the OPP Digital Forensics Unit and the Orillia OPP Detachment have arrested and charged an Oro-Medonte resident following a lengthy internet investigation.

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On January 7, 2019, police executed a search warrant at a residence in Oro-Medonte, locating and seizing a computer that was found to be contaminated with child sexual abuse material.

As a result of this investigation police arrested and charged 37-year-old Alden George Matechuk with:

  • Making Available Child Pornography.
  • Possession of Child Pornography x2.

The investigation is continuing and Matechuk was held in jail pending a bail hearing at the Ontario court of Justice in Barrie, Ontario on January 7, 2019.

It is important to remember that there is no such thing as โ€œjust lookingโ€ when it comes to child sexual exploitation. The children in these images and videos are real children who are being sexually abused. Even those who claim they are simply viewing these images are participating in the cycle of abuse of real children.

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Child sexual abuse begins offline in homes and in our communities. Survivors of these crimes often say that they live in fear of being recognized by the individuals around the world that collect and share images of their abuse.

To learn more about the issue of child sexual abuse and ways you can reduce harm to children, please visitย The Canadian Centre for Child Protectionย at protectchildren.ca or cybertip.ca. Among many resources, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection offers parents information to help them inย speaking with their kids about internet safety to protect them from online sexual exploitation.

About the OPPโ€™s Child Sexual Exploitation Unit

Theย OPPโ€™s Child Sexual Exploitation Unitย is a proud member of the Ontario Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet, which consists of 27 partnering municipal agencies working collaboratively to rescue victims and combat child exploitation.ย This strategy has been made possible by a grant from theย Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

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