Ottawa Police Charge MICHAEL PETRUSIC w Child Pornography 032218

Ottawa man charged with child pornography offences

(Ottawa) – In early November 2017 a member of the Ottawa Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) was conducting a proactive investigation on a Peer to Peer (P2P) network. P2P is a commonly-used file sharing network for users to share files, including images and videos, of Child Pornography.

The ICE investigator identified an IP address located in the Ottawa area sharing thousands of files of suspected child pornography.

A search warrant was subsequently executed today in the Golden Triangle area. Digital devices were examined that revealed an extensive collection of images and videos of Child Pornography.

Michael PETRUSIC, 55 years old, of Ottawa, is charged with:

*       2 Make Available Child Pornography s. 163.1(3) of the Criminal Code

*       3 Possession Child Pornography s. 163.1(4) of the Criminal Code

He will appear at show cause court on Thursday, March 22, 2018.


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