Windsor Men Rounded Up In Child Porn Sweep

By Matthew D’Asti

(WINDSOR, ON) – From September 22 to 24, members of the Windsor Police Service’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit executed a number of Search Warrants in conjunction with numerous Ontario police services, and coordinated by the OPP’s Provincial Strategy.

The goal of the Provincial Strategy is to protect children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet. Windsor officers conducted pro-active investigations as well as received investigative information from another jurisdiction. These investigations were conducted over the past several months leading to the arrest and charges to three suspects.

A warrant was executed in the 1000 block of Villaire Avenue and 21 year-old Chris Metivier was arrested and charged with one count each of Possessing Child Pornography, Making Available Child Pornography, and Accessing Child Pornography.

A warrant was executed in the 3100 block of Church Street where 29 year-old James Piche was arrested and charged with three counts each of Possessing Child Pornography and Making Available Child Pornography.

Finally, a warrant was executed in the 11000 block of Tecumseh Road East, in Tecumseh, where Pierre Arsenault, 44 years of age, was arrested and charged with two counts each of Possessing Child Pornography and Making Available Child Pornography, and one count of Accessing Child Pornography.

Over the course of these three days, Windsor Police ICE officers seized a quantity of computers, hard drives, storage media, and DVD’s with an excess of 28 Terabytes of data.

The Windsor Police Service are reminding parents to monitor the online activity of their children and encourage the reporting of inappropriate online communication.

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