On January 7, 2021 officers with the Technological Crime Unit arrested 32-year-old Ernest Solomon Jr. for making available child pornography.
In March 2020 officers began an investigation into online distribution of child pornography. In July 2020 officers identified a local address and conducted a search warrant of a residence on July 27, 2020. Electronic devices were seized and analysis identified various images of child pornography.
The accused was located on January 7, 2021 and arrested. He is charged with making available child pornography and possession of child pornography. He was held for bail court.
About the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service’s Technological Crime Unit
The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service’s Technological Crime Unit is a proud member of the Ontario Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet. This consists of 27 partnering municipal agencies working collaboratively to rescue victims and combat child exploitation. This strategy has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.