Child pornography investigation
Following a complaint received last week, the North Bay Police Service is currently investigating the distribution of child pornography images that have been captured and shared among pre-teens and teens who are students at five North Bay intermediate and secondary schools.
A message to parents and guardians
The North Bay Police Service encourages parents and guardians to inform their children that any sexually explicit photograph or video of a person under 18 years of age that is captured, saved, distributed or shared is child pornography and it’s against the law. Under the Criminal Code of Canada, possessing, accessing, making, distributing and making available child pornography comes with a 90-day mandatory sentence.
NeedHelpNow.ca (ou en français, AidezmoiSVP.ca) helps children and teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides support along the way. If you or someone you know has been negatively impacted by a self/peer exploitation incident, this website offers guidance on the steps you can take to get through it and #ChangeTheStory. This website is an initiative of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and also includes a section geared to parents and guardians.
Submit information that may assist police
Anyone with information that may assist police with this investigation, is asked to contact Detective Constable Roger Drolet of the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555.