Halton police lay several child sexual abuse charges against Cambridge man

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Published June 28, 2024 at 3:10 pm

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An investigation that started in Halton has led to charges including luring and making child pornography against a Cambridge man.

On June 10, members of the Halton Regional Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit started an online investigation utilizing a number of social media platforms.

On June 27, Thomas Jacobs, 57, of Cambridge was arrested and charged with nine counts of luring, nine counts of making sexually explicit material available to a child, three counts of indecent exposure to a person under 16, and three counts of making child pornography.

Jacobs has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The accused was also the subject of similar investigations with Chatham-Kent Police Service and Niagara Regional Police Service, which contributed to the criminal charges.

Investigators are concerned there may be further victims. The accused used a number of social media applications, and utilized the user name “Canada Tom”.

Halton Regional Police Service reminds parents of the importance of monitoring your child’s online social media presence, and having a conversation with them about internet safety and the disclosure of personal information.

Anyone who may have any additional information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Det.-Cst. Verreault of the Halton Regional Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit at 905-465-8986.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at the website.

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