Child pornography investigation results in charges for Orillia man

A 57-year-old Orillia man has been arrested and charged following a five-month investigation into child pornography offences by the OPP.

According to police, officers executed a search warrant at an Orillia home Tuesday (Oct. 22).

Terry Ohl was subsequently charged with two counts of possession of child pornography.

He is scheduled to appear in Orillia court on Nov. 19.

“Multiple electronic device was seized for further examination,” a media release from police reads.

It also notes that the OPP will continue to aggressively identify and pursue individuals who use technology to exploit children.

“Our reality today is that every person around the world with a sexual interest in children has immediate access to any child on the internet. It’s like they are sitting next to our kids even though they could be across the globe,” said Detective Staff Sergeant Sharon Hanlon of the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit.

“We as parents and community members have to know who children are interacting with online. These offenders are very manipulative. If parents are not engaged, they will never see them coming until it’s too late.”

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.

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