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Elora man among four men facing child pornography charges

43-year-old Joseph Downey faces charges of making available and possessing child pornography
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Four men face a total of 18 charges after a child pornography investigation across numerous communities in Ontario.

One of the men is from Elora.  43-year-old Joseph Downey faces charges of making available and possessing child pornography.

The OPP Digital Forensics Unit, Wellington County OPP, Huron County OPP and Collingwood OPP are all involved in the investigation, which is ongoing.

Arrests were also made in Exeter, Clinton, and Collingwood.

Search warrants took place in those communities between September 11th and 13th, 2018.

Inspector Tina Chalk, Manager, Counter Exploitation and Missing Persons Section says in a release, "Every photograph is sexual abuse of a real child. It is not just a photo. Every time that photo is seen on the Internet, the child is victimized again."

The other men charged include:

-61-year-old Philip Corboy from Exeter, charged with making available and possessing pornography

-17-year-old male youth from Clinton, charged with luring a person under 16 years of age, sending sexually explicit material to a person under 16 years of age, indecent exposure to a person under 16 years of age, failing to comply with a youth court sentence or disposition

-25-year-old Michael Cole from Collingwood, charged with making available and possessing child pornography

The OPP encourage anyone with information on any instance of child sexual abuse to contact their local police service, the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or the The Canadian Centre for Child Protection website.




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