Halton Men Charged With Sexual Exploitation of Children

Numerous Halton men have been charged with sexual exploitation of children.

According to Halton Police, during the month of November, members of the Halton Regional Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) participated in a provincial initiative along with 26 other police services across Ontario.

The purpose of the initiative was to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation on the Internet.

In addition to the initiative, the ICE unit took part in numerous investigations.

These investigations resulted in a number of arrests, search warrants and electronic seizures within Halton Region.

As a result of the investigations, the follow individuals have been charged.

Eric Parsons, 30-year-old from Hamilton, has been chargedwith alleged luring, invitation to sexual touching, and possession of child pornography.

Christopher Harvie, 42-year-old from Burlington, has been charged with alleged possession of child pornography (two counts), make available child pornography, and access child pornography.

Gary Horner, 67-year-old from Toronto, has been charged with alleged luring, and invitation to sexual touching.

Anthony (Tony) Dawkins, 60-year-old from Georgetown, has been charged with possession of child pornography (two counts), make available child pornography, and access child pornography.

William Mathers, 42-year-old from Milton, has been charged with alleged luring, invitation to sexual touching, and making sexually explicit material available to a child.

Liam Murphy, 22-year-old from Oakville, has been charged with alleged luring, invitation to sexual touching, and making sexually explicit material available to a child.

Jianbo Hong, 41-year-old from Oakville, has been charged with alleged possession of child pornography (two counts), make available child pornography, and access child pornography.

The Halton Regional Police Service is reminding parents to be observant when monitoring their children’s online activities, and to discuss internet safety strategies with them.

Anyone who may have any additional information pertaining to these types of investigations is asked to contact D/Sgt Chris Newcombe 905-465-8965 or Det. Todd Martin 905-465-8983 of the Halton Regional Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit (I.C.E.).

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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