(BEETON, ON) – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, Digital Forensic Unit and Nottawasaga OPP Detachment have arrested and charged a Beeton man following a two-month investigation into possession of child sexual abuse material.
On September 5, 2019 police executed a search warrant at a residence in Beeton. The investigation has resulted in the arrest of Kyle Richard HUGHES 33-years-old, who is now charged with:
- Making Available Child Pornography
- Two counts of Possession of Child Pornography
Multiple electronic devices were seized for further examination.
The accused next court appearance is October 3, 2019 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Bradford.
The Ontario Provincial Police will continue to aggressively identify and pursue individuals who use technology to exploit children.
Parents are reminded to take a proactive approach to help protect their children from online sexual exploitation by speaking with their children regarding internet safety. Parents can find resources to assist them at www.cybertip.ca.
If you have information regarding internet child exploitation and wish to provide information anonymously you can contact Crime Stoppers at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca. Reporting information may also be made on the internet through www.cybertip.ca. -30-
Contact: Detective Sergeant Brian McDermott
Child Sexual Exploitation Unit
Phone: (705) 330-3240