Un homme de Rockland comparaîtra devant le tribunal pour des accusations de pornographie infantile dans le courant du mois.
Un homme de Rockland comparaîtra devant le tribunal pour des accusations de pornographie infantile dans le courant du mois.

Child porn charges for Rockland man

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A Rockland man in his 50s will face court later this month on three child pornography charges after his arrest last week.

Officers from the Russell County detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as well as the Child Sexual Exploitation Unit and Digital Forensics arrested the 54-year-old on June 29 after what police described as “a lengthy online child sexual exploitation investigation”. 

Police executed a search warrant in a Rockland home on October 29 and seized electronic exhibits. In a statement, police said the investigation led to the arrest of Paulo Casimiro. He was charged with possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography, and making available child pornography.  

Casimiro was released from custody after a bail application and is due to face the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal on July 27. None of the charges have been proven in court. 

In a statement, Detective Sergeant Chris Barkey from the Child Sexual Exploitation Unit encouraged residents to download the "Child Sexual Abuse - It Is Your Business" brochure from www.protectchildren.ca. “Many victims of child sexual abuse are so young that they cannot tell their story,” he said. “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.”