By Matthew D’Asti
(WINDSOR, ON) – On September 23, 2014, Windsor Police’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) executed a search warrant at a residence, in the 1100 block of Villaire Avenue, in relation to an investigation. Police arrested a suspect and seized two computers and storage media items.
Christopher Metivier was charged with Possession, Accessing, and Make Available Child Pornography.
The ICE unit continued their investigation with an analysis of the computers and storage items. Officers located hundreds of videos that consisted of Skype conversations where the suspect would counsel males to commit various acts while he recorded his computer screen.
The investigation has revealed 26 victims between the ages of 13 and 21 years of age. The victims are located world wide, as far away as Australia and as close as the US. The videos were recorded between December 2013 and September 2014.
Police are satisfied that there are no local victims in this investigation.
On July 30, the Metivier was arrested without incident at his residence and he is now facing a further 86 charges.
Metivier, 22 years of age of Windsor, was charged with 23 counts of Luring a person under the age of 18 for the purpose of making child pornography, 14 counts of Luring a person under the age of 16 for the purpose of facilitating the offence of invitation to Sexual Touching, 5 counts of Luring a person under the age of 16 for the purpose of facilitating the offence of Bestiality, 24 counts of Making Child Pornography, 11 counts of Invitation to Sexual Touching, 5 counts of Inciting Bestiality, and 4 counts of Counselling Bestiality.
Evidence from the investigation will be turned over to victim identification officers with the Ontario Provincial Strategy in an attempt to identify child victims and provide counselling.
The Windsor Police Service is reminding parents to monitor the online activity of their children and encourage the reporting of inappropriate online communication.