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Ontario child-porn investigation goes international

May 06 2015

Dozens of suspects, including some as young as 12, have been arrested in connection with a child pornography investigation that began in southern Ontario and spanned many countries.

Details of the investigation - known as Project Hydra - were revealed by York Regional Police on Wednesday.

“Our project began with one child victim in York Region and through investigation has grown into a significant international project with thousands of potential victims,” Inspector Tim Kelly said. “The investigation is ongoing and continues to grow with every stone that is overturned.”


May 7, 2015
By Corrie Sloot

May 06 2015

Dozens of suspects, including some
as young as 12, have been arrested in
connection with a child pornography
investigation that began in southern
Ontario and spanned many countries.

Details of the investigation – known as
Project Hydra – were revealed by York Regional Police on Wednesday.

“Our project began with one child victim
in York Region and through investigation has grown into a significant international project with thousands of potential victims,” Inspector Tim Kelly said. “The investigation is ongoing and continues to grow with every stone that is overturned.”

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Police said 41 suspects have been arrested
and 110 charges have been laid in North America.

The charges include possession, distribution and accessing of child pornography. Seventeen of the suspects were arrested in Canada.


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