Members of the (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, Digital Forensics Unit and Elgin County Detachment have arrested and charged a Malahide Township resident following an online child sexual exploitation investigation.
On August 17, 2021, police executed a search warrant at a home in Malahide Township and seized several electronic devices. As a result of this investigation, Jacob FRIESEN, 25-years-old, was arrested and charged with,
• Two counts of possession of child pornography, as per section 163.1(4) of the Criminal Code;
• One count of make available child pornography, as per section 163.1 (3) of the Criminal code.
The accused was remanded into custody following a bail hearing.
Children are our most valuable and precious members of society. Many victims of child sexual abuse are so young that they cannot tell their story. Every time an image or video depicting that abuse is shared, that child is re-victimized. Members of the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit will continue to pursue individuals who exploit children on the Internet.
Police are asking anyone who may have information regarding this investigation or if you have information regarding internet child exploitation, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca. Reporting information may also be made on the internet through www.cybertip.ca.