Milton and Oakville teacher from Hamilton faces more child luring and pornography charges
Published May 2, 2023 at 8:44 am
A Hamilton man who was a teacher in Milton and Oakville faces more child luring, child pornography and new sexual assault charges involving a girl in Brampton.
Halton Regional Police Service first announced charges in an investigation involving child luring on the internet back in January.
The police service’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit has now laid additional charges in the case, according to a press release from Halton Regional Police Service today (May 2).
Further investigation revealed children were being lured online from around the world, police said.
Children were recorded performing sexual acts and were often paid (often using Roblox gift cards as the currency), police added.
And in February of 2022, the accused allegedly met with and sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl in Brampton, police said.
The suspect has remained in custody since his arrest on Jan. 5, police added.
On May 1, investigators laid an additional 28 additional charges.
Justin Zielke, 44, of Ancaster has been further charged with:
- Voyeurism (four counts)
- Accessing Child Pornography (five counts)
- Luring (nine counts)
- Make Child Pornography (four counts)
- Extortion (two counts)
- Invitation to Sexual Touching
- Sexual Interference
- Sexual Assault
- Obtaining Sexual Services from a Minor
Police add that Zielke also spent time as a teacher at St. Vincent Catholic Elementary School in Oakville from 2014 to 2016 and St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School in Oakville in 2013.
Police say he commonly used the online platform Omegle to target victims and used the following handles online:
- Dan Forest
- Martin Rivalo
Investigators believe there may be additional victims and are urging anyone with information pertaining to Zielke to contact Detective Todd Martin at 905-465-8983 or Detective Constable Dave Cziraki at 905-465-8984 of the Halton Regional Police Service – Internet Child Exploitation Unit.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.
These investigations have been funded and made possible through a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.inhalton's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising