Orillia Resident Charged with Child Exploitation Offences

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(ORILLIA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit (CSEU) has charged an Orillia resident with Child Pornography offences.

On June 4, 2021, members of the CSEU, OPP Digital Forensics and Orillia OPP Detachment members executed a search warrant at a residence in Orillia, following an investigation into information received from the National Child Exploitation Crime Center (NCECC).  Police seized digital devices for further examination.

58-year old Gregory LASSETER of Orillia was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code with:

  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Making Child Pornography Available

The accused was held for a video bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie.

Police encourage anyone wanting to make a difference in the fight against the sexual exploitation of children, to go to www.protectchildren.ca and download the “Child Sexual Abuse-It Is Your Business” brochure from the Canadian Center for Child Protection. This is an important first step that can save a child.

Parents are reminded to take a proactive approach to help protect their children from online sexual exploitation by speaking with their children regarding Internet safety. Parents and anyone interested in protecting children can find resources to assist them at www.cybertip.ca.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or if you have information regarding Internet child exploitation, please contact the OPP at . If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at (TIPS) or 1-800-222-8477 www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.  Reporting information may also be made on the internet through www.cybertip.ca. 1-888-310-1122