On Wednesday, Sept. 28th, members of the DRPS Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) section executed a search warrant at a residence in Port Perry. The accused was arrested without incident.
Richard JOHNS, age 62, of McDonald Street in Port Perry, is charged with: Invitation to Sexual Touching; Luring to Make Child Pornography x3; and Expose Genitals to Person Under 16. He was held for a bail hearing.
Investigators want to ensure there are no other victims.
The Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet is comprised of the OPP Child Exploitation Section, 24 municipal police services, two Crown Attorney provincial coordinators and one victim services coordinator.
The 24 Police Services partners include: Barrie PS; Brantford PS; Durham Regional PS; Guelph PS; Greater Sudbury PS; Halton Regional PS; Hamilton PS; Kingston PS; London PS; Niagara Regional PS; Ottawa PS; Peel Regional PS; Sault Ste. Marie PS; Toronto PS; Thunder Bay PS; Waterloo Regional PS; Windsor PS York Regional PS, Belleville PS, Chatham-Kent PS, Cornwall PS, North Bay PS, Peterborough-Lakefield PS, Sarnia PS, Timmins SP and Woodstock PS.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to call D/Cst. Jeff Lockwood of the Sexual Assault Unit, at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5363.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website, at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca. Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.