A Brock Township man has been charged following a child sexual exploitation investigation.
According to the OPP, officers executed a search warrant in Beaverton on Aug. 24, 2022 and seized a quantity of electronic devices.
As a result of this investigation, 59-year-old Theodore Dekkema DEKKEMA was arrested and charged on March 14 with possession of child pornography.
The accused was released from custody following a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear on April 18 in Orillia court.
“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” reads a media release from police.
” 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. Parents can find resources to assist them at cybertip.ca or protectchildren.ca“