45-year-old man charged with child porn, voyeurism offences in Collingwood: OPP

A 45-year-old man has been charged with child pornography and voyeurism offences after police seized several electronic devices from a Collingwood residence on Wednesday, OPP say.

On July 4, officers responded to complaints of an unknown man observed taking pictures of children at a local pier, police say.


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As a result of the complaints, police executed a search warrant at a Collingwood home, OPP say, where the electronics were seized.

Jason Pierre Mueller has been charged with possession of child pornography, making child pornography and voyeurism for a sexual purpose, police say.

The accused was scheduled for a bail hearing on Thursday at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie.


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“The OPP will continue to aggressively identify and pursue individuals who use technology to exploit children,” Staff Sergeant Sharon Hanlon, of the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, said in a statement. “Child exploitation is everyone’s business and police cannot do it alone. Everyone needs to know that these offenders operate amongst us and go undetected due to a lack of understanding.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information can contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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