Milton man arrested by OPP, facing several child sexual exploitation charges

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Published August 2, 2023 at 2:15 pm

A Milton man is facing several child sexual exploitation charges following a police investigation.

On Tuesday, Aug. 1, the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, Digital Forensics Unit and Mississauga Detachment members executed a search warrant in the town of Milton and seized a quantity of electronic devices following an online investigation.

John Frederick Anderson, 41, has been charged with two counts of luring a child and one count of making sexually explicit material available to a child.

The accused remains in custody following a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear tomorrow at the Ontario Court of Justice in Milton.

“Children are our most valuable and precious members of society,” said an OPP spokesperson.

“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.

“The OPP 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.”

If you have information regarding internet child exploitation and wish to provide information anonymously you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at the website.

Reporting information may also be made on the internet through cybertip.ca.

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