Hamilton Man Charged with Child Exploitation Offences
The Hamilton Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit conducted an investigation into the upload of an image of child pornography to an online chat application in early 2017. The upload was determined to have been completed from a residence in the City of Hamilton. The Hamilton Police Service ICE unit, Technological Crime unit and Uniform Patrol executed a search warrant at the residence and numerous electronic devices were seized. After an extensive forensic examination of the seized devices, a number of digital images and videos of child pornography were located and associated to an individual from the residence.
On January 30, 2018, a 30-year-old man was arrested, charged, and was brought before the courts.
Zachary Mathews of Hamilton
- Possession of Child Pornography
The Hamilton Police Service is a member of the Ontario Provincial Strategy to Combat Internet Child Exploitation. This project has been made possible by a grant from the ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
If you have information in regards to this individual or incident you can provide information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by submitting your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.
Acting Detective Sergeant Craig Leishman
Hamilton Police Service
Constable Lorraine Edwards #80 - Media Relations