CFN – An Ottawa Police investigation has resulted in 181 charges laid against one individual related to the cyber bullying and harassment of 38 individuals across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom –18 of which are from Ottawa.
Charged in this case is Robert CAMPBELL, 42 years old of Ottawa:
- Criminal Harassment X27 per Section 264(2) (b) CCC
- Defamation Libel X85 per Section 300 CCC
- Identity Fraud X69 per Section 403 CCC
He is scheduled to appear in court today.
“Cyber bullying and harassing people over the internet is a serious offence,” said A/Insp. Carl Cartright, Ottawa Police Service. “Individuals who engage in this behaviour will be charged criminally by police. We urge victims to come forward and report this crime.”
The eight month investigation called “Project Winter” included co-operation between the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) utilizing investigative techniques that allowed for the identification of the unidentified suspect who was using internet anonymity software.
On Thursday, July 31th, a search warrant was executed by Ottawa Police on a residence in the City of Ottawa’s west end, and resulted in the 181 charges laid.
OPS investigators also received assistance from investigators from the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), the Central Saanich Police Service (CSPS), Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Rothesay Regional Police Department (RRPD), the Halifax Regional Police, the Hertforshire Constabulary in the United Kingdom, the London Metropolitan Police Department in the United Kingdom and the Ferndale Michigan Police Department in the United States.