Man facing child pornography charges for alleged offences in Milton, Burlington

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Published January 12, 2022 at 12:50 pm

A Milton man has been arrested for the second time in two weeks on child pornography charges.

He was first arrested on Dec. 29 by the Halton Regional Police Service – Internet Child Exploitation Unit (I.C.E.) in connection with making child pornography and other child sexual abuse-related offences.

The accused was again arrested on Jan. 12, and further charges were laid.

Omar Ashi, 36, has been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of Child Pornography (2 counts)
  • Making Child Pornography (3 counts)
  • Voyeurism (2 counts)
  • Assault
  • Forcible Confinement

The accused was held pending a bail hearing.

The offences are alleged to have occurred in the Town of Milton and the City of Burlington and span over several years. The accused also goes by the name Omar Ashi-Popp.

Police believe there may be additional victims.

Anyone with related information is asked to contact Det. Todd Martin of the ICE unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 8983 or Det-Cst. Stephane Verreault at 905-825-4747 ext. 8986.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at their website.

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