Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit (CSEU) and Russell County detachment have arrested and charged an Embrun resident following a child pornography investigation.
On September 22, 2022, police arrested an Embrun resident after a search warrant was executed at his residence. During the execution, multiple electronic devices were seized for analysis. As a result of this investigation, Jaric OJA, 28-years-old, was arrested and charged with offences contrary to the Criminal Code as follows:
- Transmitting sexually explicit material to a child, sec. 171.1(1)b – seven counts;
- Making child pornography, sec. 163.1(2);
- Distribution of child pornography, sec. 163.1(3);
- Possession of child pornography, sec. 163.1(4); and,
- Accessing child pornography, sec. 163.1(4.1).
The accused appeared in a bail hearing on September 22, 2022.
Children are our most valuable and precious members of society. 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. Members of the OPP CSEU will continue to pursue individuals who exploit children on the Internet.
Anyone wanting to make a difference is encouraged to go to protectchildren.ca and download the “Child Sexual Abuse – It Is Your Business” brochure from the Canadian Center for Child Protection. This is an important first step that can save a child.
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. Parents and anyone interested in protecting children can find resources to assist them at cybertip.ca.
Police are asking anyone who may have information regarding this investigation, or if you have information regarding Internet child exploitation, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or ontariocrimestoppers.ca. Reporting information online at cybertip.ca.