During an online investigation, officers connected directly to the suspect computer system and downloaded several images that met the definition of child pornography according to the Criminal Code of Canada.
On the 13th of January, 2014, officers from the Technological Crime Unit and Patrol Officers from the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service attended a residence and executed a search warrant for computers and other digital media.
As a result of the investigation 37-year-old Gregory Albert Fletcher of Gladstone Avenue was arrested and charged with one count of make child pornography available, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of access child pornography.
He appeared in bail court on January 14, 2014.
During this investigation, officers on several occasions were successful in connecting to the suspect computer and downloading images and videos of child pornography directly from the suspect computer.
On the 14th of January, 2014, officers from the Sault Ste Marie Police Service Technological Crime Unit, Batchewana First Nation Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police Crime Unit executed a search warrant on a Rankin Reserve address.
As a result of the investigation 18-year-old Daniel William Day of Sandy Lake First Nations Reserve was arrested and charged with one count of make child pornography available, possession of child pornography and one count of access child pornography.
He will appear in bail court on January 15.
The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children From Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of the Internet. These investigations are possible because of a funding grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.