Members of the Huntsville Detachment, Muskoka Crime Unit, Child Exploitation Unit and the Digital Forensics Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), conducted an investigation into a sexual assault resulting in charges.
As a result of the investigation, Brock GOULD, 31-years-old, of Huntsville, has been charged with:
- Adult Luring a Person Under 18 years of age by means of Telecommunication
- Adult Luring a Person Under 16 years of age by means of Telecommunication
The accused was released at a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Huntsville at a later date.
A Publication Ban was issued by the court and no further information will be provided in regards to this investigation.
Anyone wanting to make a difference is encouraged to go to www.protectchildren.ca to 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 www.cybertip.ca.
Police are asking anyone who may have information regarding this investigation or information regarding child exploitation to please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca. Reporting information may also be made through www.cybertip.ca.
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