Niagara-on-the-Lake man charged with child pornography

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Published October 25, 2021 at 10:17 am

An Niagara Police investigation into the sexual exploitation of a child lead to charges for a Niagara-on-the-Lake man.

The investigation, all of which took place in October, saw Weston Thomas Nesbitt, 39, of Niagara-on-the-Lake charged with one count of possession of child pornography, one count of making child pornography and one count of making child pornography available.

Nesbitt has been held in custody for a bail hearing which took place October 24 at the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse, in St. Catharines.

Members of the public are also encouraged to report crimes anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

The Niagara Police 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 numerous Ontario Police Services. This investigative initiative has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.

Members of the public can report suspicious Internet activities relating to child exploitation to the Niagara Regional Police Service, or online at www.cybertip.ca. Internet safety tips for parents, children and Internet users are also available on the Cybertip website.

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