After not complying with his release order, Thorold man now faces child pornography charges


Published November 24, 2022 at 10:07 am

Not complying with his release order has lead to child pornography charges for a Thorold man.

After Niagara Police started investigating a complaint about a man who was allegedly engaging in the online sexual exploitation of children, they first arrested him with failing to comply with a release order before adding more charges.

William Russell Dorey, 44, of Thorold was initially arrested on November 16th with failing to comply with his release order before further investigation resulted in evidence of additional crimes.

On November 23, he was charged with the following:

  • Make Child Pornography
  • Make Child Pornography Available
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order

He was held for a bail hearing scheduled to take place today (November 24) via a video link to the courthouse in St. Catharines.

The Niagara Regional Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet and conducts investigations into Internet Child Exploitation Offences in partnership with Ontario Police Services and International Partners.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the lead detective at 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009398.

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