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Sault man faces child porn and weapons charges

Wednesday, December 18, 2013   by: SooToday.com Staff

CITY POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

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Child pornography arrest

Members of the Sault Ste Marie Police Technological Crime Unit monitor the internet for persons possessing, making available and accessing Child Pornography.

Between the fourth of October and the ninth of December 2013, police directly connected to a computer and partially downloaded numerous movies of Child Pornography that the suspect’s computer indicated it possessed.

Videos were viewed and confirmed to meet the Criminal Code of Canada definition of Child Pornography.

On the 18th of December 2013, Police executed a Criminal Code Search warrant at the residence of Christopher Michael Baker, 31, located in the 400 block of First Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

As a result of this warrant, police identified several files of Child Pornography on the computer of the accused.  

Further, Police located two firearms, a Remington model 870, 410 shotgun, and a Savage model 99C, which were insecurely stored in contravention of regulations; one firearm was also stored with ammunition, in contravention of regulations.

The accused Christopher Michael Baker was arrested and charged with:

  • Possession of Child Pornography, Contrary to Section 163.1(4) Criminal Code of Canada
  • Making Available Child Pornography, Contrary to Section 163.1(3) Criminal Code of Canada
  • Accessing Child Pornography, Contrary to Section 163.1 (4.1) Criminal Code of Canada
  • Three counts of Storage of a Firearm in Breach of Regulations, Contrary to Section 86(2) Criminal Code of Canada

The accused has been held for bail court in Sault Ste Marie.

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of the Internet.

This investigation is possible because of a funding grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

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JellyFisch 12/18/2013 4:59:41 PM Report

I wonder if these people have brain damage. They can't seem to learn to use others as an example of being selectively incapacitated and used for general deterrence. Their name being splattered on the media isn't good enough. Plus being ridiculed and thought of as a parasite isn't good enough. Perhaps human desires completely override the ability to think?

Perhaps if you have this weird fetish, to stop doing what it is you do because it's a violation of social and ethical norms. Seek help. Learn to suppress this kinda garbage.
JellyFisch 12/18/2013 4:59:41 PM Report

I wonder if these people have brain damage. They can't seem to learn to use others as an example of being selectively incapacitated and used for general deterrence. Their name being splattered on the media isn't good enough. Plus being ridiculed and thought of as a parasite isn't good enough. Perhaps human desires completely override the ability to think?

Perhaps if you have this weird fetish, to stop doing what it is you do because it's a violation of social and ethical norms. Seek help. Learn to suppress this kinda garbage.
Boomer4771 12/18/2013 5:17:02 PM Report

I certainly hope no stupid in denial person is going to comment how this piece of trash isnt guilty and no one should judge cause I am fed up with these pukes and their sick minds. Our innocent children are the victims not this guy. They should be locked up and forced to have treatment till they can control their perverted urges. If they can't then keep them locked up.
redy 12/18/2013 5:30:34 PM Report

That's 2 sick losers in the past month I think all these kind of people should be placed on an island and once a. Year we hold a lottery 100 bucks winner gets to nuke the island these f#$ks r on :-) rot in hell a hole
Kat486 12/18/2013 5:43:30 PM Report

Reading these few comments and I think maybe people should know the whole story. The police like to post things premature online and not know all the details. This guy has a family and his name is now plastered all over the internet and for all anyone knows he is innocent. I'm not going to be posting several comments bickering back and forth all I am doing and stating that maybe the police should not be plastering his name all over unless he is proven guilty!
Tom_Bom 12/18/2013 5:45:52 PM Report

For the sake of being diplomatic for lack of a better word...I understand that this is some kind of mental sickness, but I don't want this kind of scum bag sickness anywhere near my kids, or anyone elses for that matter. They should really figure out how to cure this stuff because sending them to jail and public ridicule doesn't seem to be a deterrent.

I have no compassion for these people, but there must be some sort of underlying mental problem going on that they can work on fixing so we don't have to worry about our children any more.
Kat486 12/18/2013 5:52:24 PM Report

One more thing to add to this, I know this person and know he is nothing like what they are saying. They are only saying things premature and nobody actually knows what was "found" on computer. I also firmly believe that his name and his address should NOT have been posted for all to see.
Sweets 12/18/2013 6:14:05 PM Report

Everybody knows that in reality you are guilty until proven innocent!! Im not sure its fair to post names and addys but its good to know what scum live in the neighbourhood!! Seriously, lifes not fair for anyone but we gotta keep on keepin on!! I hope they find him innocent for his families sake.
JellyFisch 12/18/2013 6:14:11 PM Report

The police will only ever get a warrant to monitor someone's internet traffic and search if they have been notified of those packets being routed to that IP address. Then what they do is monitor incoming traffic so that forensics investigators can see solid 100% beyond a reasonable doubt that this person is receiving through random upload through open port, or purposeful download.
badbradsgirl 12/18/2013 6:25:43 PM Report

I know this man personally and this is just absolutely crazy!! I've been a long time friend of his. There's no way he did this, who's to say someone didn't hack into his internet, or a friend visiting him used his computer, his name and addy should not be posted!!! This is just bull!!!!
mrmoon 12/18/2013 6:27:36 PM Report

Glad to see that they caught another disturb person and hopefully protect innocent lives in the process. I must admitt though i find it somewhat disconcerting that the police can hook up directly to a persons computer. Not that i have anything to fear, but i just hope that a warrant was issued before and not after the fact
drdm 12/18/2013 6:49:21 PM Report

I agree everyone should be considered innocent until proven guilty unless he is caught in the act. If this man or any other is guilty of child porn or child molesting the only solution is castration. Sorry for not being politically correct but that is the problem today , everyone is afraid to offend the guilty but not the innocent.
tere 12/18/2013 7:22:58 PM Report

Im pretty sure that the police would make pretty darn sure before they go posting names...havent heard a story yet where someone was falsely accused....these creeps dont have child porn written on their foreheads....they live amongst us and no one knows what goes on in their creepy little heads...
Working Man 12/18/2013 7:41:58 PM Report

I would never defend someone who was criminally responsible for committing this terrible and perverted crime.

BUT until, or I should say 'unless', we find out all the details of the case it is best not to talk about it.

It could have been one of his children, for instance, who downloaded some childporn.

Or perhaps he was intending to download 'legal teen porn' (18+) and didn't realize the age of the girl who possibly could have been 17. The cops might have downloaded a file called, 'teenporn' or 'nasty teenage girl', etc. There are many legit Hollywood adult movies/websites that feature 18-22 yr olds and market them as teen porn videos'. Some movie producers even have role-play scenes involving incest, which is extremely disgusting. [Note: No, I am not into that type of porn or age group as I enjoy normal porn, preferably involving Milfs/cougars. I don't even like legal teen porn as I think those girls are far too young to make that serious of a decision.]

It's also possible that the file(s), could have been renamed something else and he unknowingly and mistakenly downloaded it.

He could have had an open wireless connection and someone else stole his connection (it's happened before).

Tere,
Then I guess you didn't hear about that guy who was arrested and charged with child-porn; his house was searched and his computer was seized. And that resulted in absolutely no evidence whatsoever. He was a completely innocent human being, bashed and badmouthed horrifically throughout the Sault and will never be looked at the same way again[(from subjective thinking people like you) which sadly, is most people in the Sault]. Only badmouth others after you find it was a proven conviction. That is one positive step you idiots can make in your lives.

Society has lawyers for a reason. They think critically and objectively. Most stupid people don't.



tere 12/18/2013 8:49:54 PM Report

Working Man....this must be a good friend of yours...porn is porn dont care what kind..you seem to know alot about it...and did his children leave a loaded gun in the house too or did someone walk in and set him up...he really should learn to lock his doors...the only stupid ppl here are the ones who defend ppl with loaded guns in a house that has children in it according to your story...
Tips 12/18/2013 9:07:29 PM Report

Within the last year my world was rocked, as well as many of his other friends, when we found out here our friend had been charged with this. He was later convicted. I am still wild when the idea of not knowing where his mind went when he was around us and our young son. You can defend your friend all you want but please consider that it could all be true... its not like he could have told a living soul about how he thinks. Not even a physician could keep it under raps legally. We also wanted it not to be true, a mistake, but that was not the case. If children are to be safe we have to be willing to let the bad guys get caught and get some help. I am not sure if this thinking can be fixed. I personally believe that people that make it available to others so they can get the files they want, are driving this sick behavior further making children victimized over and over every time it is re-shared! Stop minimizing, be responsible and accountable and call the cops right away when some asshat sends you something disgusting! Having said that, of course I feel for his friends and family.
amshld 12/18/2013 9:31:25 PM Report

I truly believe that if there were treatment for this type of sickness many many people would come forward and receive it. However out of fear people have to stay closeted with their disgusting secrete...I have to honestly say that I agree with Tips I too was exposed to a good friend who was charged and convicted...our entire world was torn apart...and when we (the accused friends) reached out for help, to get through theses hard times..doors were slammed in our faces and we were yelled at?? and we were to not accused..we were just friends of his.. we were judged and ridiculed and people told us that we were kiddy porn supporters...it was one of the worst moments in my entire life...however we just had to stick with people who could rise above it and eventually we received the support we needed...We no longer have any communication with the accused only because he does not see where he went wrong?? His mental sickness will not allow him to see what damage he has done this community his friends, and most important the victims of the crime...the children. So we let go and plan to never regain his friendship..
I do hope he receives help so he does not re offend but I doubt jail will give him any rehabilitation..I think it will just add fuel to his fire and when he gets out he will be worse.
Pakadeva 12/18/2013 10:07:47 PM Report

While there are people who will defend anyway, please realize, as others have mentioned, that a "nice guy/girl" will not shout their crimes from a rooftop.
I know a man personally who abused 2 small CHILDREN, boy & girl, 3 & 4, up until they were 7 & 8, he was slapped on the wrist!!! The young boy grew up to be on drugs, the young girl is angry & confused. This man married & had 2 children. His wife became suspicious when his university studies kept him up later than usual, she quietly got out of bed, walked up behind him on his computer & found him watching child porn. This guy was religious (sometimes a guise) & well respected, NO ONE would have thought that this nice man was capable either. I didn't. Of course his wife left with the children & again a slap on the wrist, he is remarried with 2 more children. A psychologist told his first wife that these people should NEVER be alone with a child because, to date, no "cure" is found for this behaviour & many many have admitted to this psychologist that the thoughts are ALWAYS there, whether punished or not. That's MY knowledge for those who defend because he's a "nice" guy. Sad, but, true.
jojo12345 12/18/2013 10:12:06 PM Report

Kat486 if you read the whole story on here they do say they find child porn file on his computer so yes he is guilty ..it is his computer....
and for looking innocent...i have one cousin who did look real innocent..and was caught and said he never did it..but kind of funny after putting his whole family trough everything and loosing everything trough lawyer to say he was innocent he got caught with other kids...so spare me the innocent thing ..and how good he is
Gurpy 12/19/2013 5:51:35 AM Report

I`m not defending anyone but, I know of someone who had the contents of a single folder eliminated from their email! No one touches this persons computer EVER! They live alone! These days, anything is possible and nothing surprises me any more! Hopefully, this person is not guilty of child porn. What a horrible thing for his family to have to endure! You never really know who your neighbours or even family members truly are! So very sad!
MikeQ 12/19/2013 9:00:21 AM Report

My only 2 cents is that I think in all situations we need to remind ourselves to hate the crime, but love the criminal. Most times these people have issues, need help, need rehabilitation, or even need to be behind bars and learn a hard lesson. Obviously the crime is not to be condoned, and I do hope that he is guilty of this crime, as to be found innocent of these charges after the publicity would definitely crush a person's reputation and social profile. However, we still need to remember most of these people have families or are good-natured people who have some internal problems. We need to love and help them, at arms-length, but still need to do our best to help our fellow man. Note: I do not know the accused or anyone who has been accused of this, I just know that this is a psychological issue that needs to be addressed.
crashed13 12/19/2013 10:40:22 AM Report

@ badbradsgirl

I agree with what your saying, I can't count the times that out of town visiting friends or relatives came over and fooled around on my computer for hours.
Its not like I'm going to hang around and look over their shoulder.

If one of them was into child porn I can get busted?

If I led my car to someone who then goes off and has one to many beers they do not charge me with impaired.
badbradsgirl 12/19/2013 10:55:13 AM Report

All I'm saying is it could have been anyone on that computer and child porn is classified as 18 and under! I know for sure for sure he's not that type of guy!! I've knowen him for years! He's a family man, men look at porn and so do women, certain web pages pop up, maybe a page happen to pop up with a 17-18 year old and now he's being labeled for child porn? That isn't right!!
scotau 12/19/2013 11:57:36 AM Report

Am i the only one whos seen that hes been downloading these videos for a period of 2 months, and downloaded several videos not just one or two how is that an accident, how do you mistake a "17" year old for an 18 year old several times, how many times is your friends over in that 2 month period that was able to download several videos that you wouldn't notice. Possible hacking over wifi could have worked as a reason why but then they found it on his computer. Ask yourselves if he didnt do it then who in his family did, if he didnt someone close to him did who would you put the blame to,and they should be punished. When it comes to child porn, molestation etc you almost have to be guilty before proven innocent because its not worth the risk of endangering a childs life, and if it was mistaken thats a lesson in getting yourself into a bad situation and you've learned a lesson. I just sure hope none of you his friends have kids, no matter what your children come first and their innocence should never be worth the risk of oh hes a good guy he'd never do that you'd never live with yourself if it turned out to be true and he hurt your child in some way. I'm not saying he's guilty but I'm not saying he's innocent either I really hope for your sakes its not true because that is a horrible thing and it destroys families and its devastating. I suggest you go to court and see the evidence and testimonies for yourself before you automatically declare him innocent because he's oh such a good guy And as far as the address i would want to know if my neighbour was accused of that. If it wasn't someone you knew and you read it in the paper you would be freaked out to if it was your neighbour or some schmuck on the street, heck you'd prob being hoping someone would go to their house and give them a beating for that kind of sick offence.
badbradsgirl 12/19/2013 12:08:09 PM Report

Everyone assumes when you read child porn that it's really young children, if he downloaded several files it also mentioned half downloaded files which means he stopped the file, maybe he realized the files were 17-18 year old women and stopped it, I can bet my life that he would never ever do somehing to horrific like that, everyone is guilty of watching porn and coming across some bad porn! This is my last comment, I'll stand behind my best friend and her family! End of story!
mustanggirl26 12/19/2013 12:17:56 PM Report

ok first off it was 5 videos which they can not exactly pin point the computer it was the i.p. address which may be accessed threw unprotected wi fi which they have... someone next door or across the street could have done this.. we have all the exact dates which btw this man was not home for... you people REALLY need to shut the f@@k up unless you sat in the bail hearing and heard the situation which I have seeing this man is my brother in law... even the judge stated while giving him his conditions that these are AQUSATIONS not fact.. was stuff run threw the internet yes does it mean he did this NO... so before running your petty mouths know what the f@@k you are talking about..
tasha18 12/19/2013 12:29:36 PM Report

I not even for a second believed this to be true. Its all accusations at this point and I also agree that his address at the least should not have been given out to protect the other family members that live in that house. How do you think the teenager that lives in that house feels when she has to go to school and not only face it because his name has no been dragged through the mud but their address has been given out to everyone as well. You people think oh yea give us names and addresses of these people but never think how that affects their immediate family members. isn't the fact he's being charged enough for them to deal with? they shouldn't have to worry about people coming up to them at work or school and saying things to their faces or vandalizing their home because of something that I am certain is not true. Get the facts and think of everyone involved before you make a smart ass comment!
Tom_Bom 12/19/2013 1:02:48 PM Report

Yeah, maybe posting the address was a bit much. I mean if there's family there that now has to face everyone after this horrible incident, I can't imagine what it would be like to go through that.
HowAbooutSomeLogic 12/19/2013 2:17:40 PM Report

Maybe posting his address was a bit much? Yeah maybe posting his name was too, huh? It's AN ACCUSATION and sometimes you guys n gals act like you are GOD.

I do not condone the exploitation of children, either. I shouldn't have to say that, but from experience if I'm not as quick to judge as other posters I'm labelled a supporter of whatever crime someone is charged with.

Anyway, about a year ago I was looking up a bunch of recipes; I forget what exactly. I started downloading a collection of 'cook books' that all sounded great from the description box. Come to find out hours later when I opened some of the downloaded 'books' I found only child porn! I quickly deleted everything but for a few hours there would have been all the evidence needed to charge and lock me up. Certainly my intentions were not to download child porn, but that's exactly what I did. I was guilty. I could have had my name in here and you'd all be calling me 'scumbag' and 'sicko' and whatever other judgments you'd feel necessary to throw around.

Point being, things aren't always what they seem and decent human beings offer up their love rather than their judgments.

I hope IF this man is innocent he successfully sues for millions. It would be a minor justice for what his family has already had to and will continue to endure.

I hope you all get the help you need and if this man is guilty, him as well.

Finally, I hope you all feel great knowing our infallible police force can ruin lives whenever they feel like it.
amshld 12/19/2013 2:18:06 PM Report

wtg mustang girl..keep up the good work..i am glad you are advocating for him..he needs it ...i feel horrible for the children ...poor family...this whole thing is horrible..
HowAbooutSomeLogic 12/19/2013 2:22:22 PM Report

...with the support of SooToday staff, I should add.

Maybe we can get all their names and addresses posted?
mustanggirl26 12/19/2013 2:45:02 PM Report

thank you amshld... and howaboutsomelogic you want my address? I don't understand your question.. there are innocent children who live in that house as well as his wife... how fair is it to them to be afraid to go home???? and it can happen to any of you with a computer or internet access.. hackers can do anything now a days... this is devastating to ALL of us but no matter what any of the small minded,live in a bubble people out there think I WILL stand beside him as will my husband no matter what ... there is way more to this story then any of you have a clue too... you don't need to support him at all but you also DO NOT need to bash him...
lambkins 12/19/2013 3:32:13 PM Report

"As a result of this warrant, police identified several files of Child Pornography on the computer of the accused."

It didn't say the wi-fi next door.
tasha18 12/19/2013 3:39:13 PM Report

just because it was found on his computer doesn't mean someone didn't hack into it, and as someone else stated they downloaded what was labeled as cook books and clearly wasn't. you don't actually know what it is your downloading anymore. some people are so quick to judge. this poor guy who I know and have known for a long time is now always going to have this on him the rest of his life, as will his wife and kids. when he is proven innocent its not like sootoday is going to post an article saying hey we screwed up he didn't do it sorry.. damage has already been done, and I feel very badly for them they are friends and family of mine. these are serious accusations that don't only affect him, but everyone and everyone close to him.
mustanggirl26 12/19/2013 3:44:23 PM Report

and again lambkins unless u sat in the bail hearing and actually heard what was being investigated maybe you should shut up... this isn't written by the police..... several was actually 5 it it wasn't the computer it was the i.p. address that was linked to the files so you know... unless you have read the search warrant or heard from a judge what is being investigated kindly SHUT UP... just a thought.. everyone is gonna have a opinion in the matter but to go by this article you are not getting all the actual facts ... this is an article not the police report.. no matter what I say or anyone else says you simple minded ppl will belive whatever you want and that's fine but I wont sit back and let you bash someone if you don't have a clue what is actually happening
lambkins 12/19/2013 3:47:20 PM Report

WOW I didn't write the article. Just reading, like everyone else. If you can't handle the heat, get out of the kitchen. Perhaps you should kindly SHUT UP. You're starting to sound a little psycho.
1960 12/21/2013 9:45:22 PM Report

Maybe the police force should take lesson's from the hackers so they know exactly how and who is on these sites before they accuse innocent people.
Working Man 12/22/2013 3:40:38 AM Report

tere,

This person is not/was not a friend of mine! I don't know anyone who was convicted of this type of mess at all!!!

All I know is that there is a possibility of a non-conviction. That was proven to me a couple of years ago when some so called, 'perverted freak' was deemed 'not-guilty' because he didn't do absolutely anything wrong!...

But you only think of yourself, don't you??

Porn, is not all the same!! Child-porn can not be related to ordinary porn! If you think that way then maybe 'you' should be locked up! You don't seem to have the mental capacity to compare adult porn to child porn! That is ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING and DISPICABLE of you!!!!! You should be locked up, you FREAK!!!!

I also had no idea that he had children in his house. The story that we both read did not disclose that information at all!!!! But, you 'assumed' that, didn't you?


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