Provincial police say statistics from the month of November demonstrate how widespread child exploitation remains throughout Ontario.
At a news conference this morning, OPP investigators announced that they and other forces across the province arrested 122 people on 551 charges last month.
The OPP along with 26 police agencies, including Belleville Police and Kingston Police, of the Provincial Strategy announced the results of investigations during the month of November across the entire province of Ontario.
Charges include: sexual assault, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, possession of child pornography, make available child pornography, distribution of child pornography, making child pornography, accessing child pornography, luring, making sexually explicit material available to a child.
The people arrested include past and present teachers, military personnel, engineers, 11 youth and other active members of the community.
Police say anyone who accesses child pornography online is complicit in the exploitation of children. (The Canadian Press)