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OPP Charge Rockwood Man with Child Pornography

Web posted on February 26, 2013

(ROCKWOOD ON) - Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit (CSEU) have arrested and charged a Rockwood Ontario man following a three week undercover internet child pornography investigation.

The investigation was commenced in January 2013, by Halton Regional Police. Upon further information, the investigation led to the identity of an individual in Rockwood Ontario. The matter was turned over to the CSEU.

On February 21, 2013 members of the CSEU, OPP Technical Crime Unit and the Wellington County OPP executed a criminal code search warrant at a Rockwood residence. As a result of this investigation, two computers and other items pertinent to the investigation were seized.

On February 21, 2013, police arrested Nathan Bruce APPLETON, 37 years old of Rockwood, Ontario. He was charged with four counts of Possession of Child Pornography, three counts of making Child Pornography available and one count of Accessing Child Pornography on the Internet.

The accused attended a bail hearing on February 21, 2013. He was released with conditions and is to appear on March 19, 2013, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Guelph.

The investigation is continuing.