Male Charged with Possession of Child Pornography


Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, the OPP Digital Forensics Unit and the East Algoma OPP Detachment have arrested and charged an Elliott Lake man following an investigation into the possession of child sexual abuse materials.

On October 4, 2018, police executed a search warrant at a residence in the City of Elliot Lake, locating and seizing several computers, computer-related items as well as printed images. All of the seized items were found to be contaminated with child sexual abuse material.

As a result of this investigation, police arrested and charged Pern Terry ROWE, 75-years-old, with the following criminal offences:

Possession of Child Pornography x two (2) counts
Access Child Pornography x one (1) count

The accused was held pending a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River, Ontario on October 5, 2018.

The investigation is continuing and police wish to speak with anyone that may have information related to the above criminal offences. Anyone with information regarding the above criminal offences should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police, East Algoma OPP Detachment at 705-848-6975.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).