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A Child Porn Investigation Has Led To The Arrest Of 26 Quebecers

Police say the suspects face charges of possession, distribution and access to child pornography.

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A Child Porn Investigation Has Led To The Arrest Of 26 Quebecers

Quebec police arrested 26 people in connection with child pornography between November 9 and 11 following a major investigation.

According to a news release from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), the suspects come from several regions of Quebec and are between the ages of 33 and 75.

"Police conducted several searches of the suspects' homes and seized computer equipment for analysis," the news release says.

The arrests took place in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec City, Lanaudière, Gaspésie, Laval, Montérégie, Estrie, Centre-du-Québec, Montreal and Outaouais.

Arrested individuals appeared in court in their respective regions, facing charges of possession, distribution and access to child pornography.

This investigation was a collaboration between the SQ's anti-child pornography team and major crimes division, along with municipal police forces in different regions of the province.

The anti-child pornography team (Équipe intégrée de lutte contre la pornographie juvénile) was created on October 1, 2021, "to identify and arrest producers and distributors of child pornography throughout Quebec," according to the news release.

This team includes members of the SQ and municipal police forces in Montreal, Quebec City, Longueuil, Laval and Gatineau.

If you know of any situation involving the sexual exploitation of young people on the internet, the SQ invites you to report it on cybertip.ca.

Cybertip is Canada's tipline for receiving and addressing reports on anything related to the online sexual exploitation of children.

It's run by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, a charity dedicated to the personal safety of all children.

Cybertip says it has helped rescue over 532 children and that over 565 arrests have been made in relation to its reports.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

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