EMBRUN — A 34-year-old Embrun resident was charged on June 17, following an online child exploitation investigation. Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, assisted by Digital Forensics, along with members of the Russell County OPP Detachment executed a search warrant and arrested and charged Jean-Phillippe Sarault with two counts of possessing child pornography and one count of making available child pornography.
The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
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.
Police are asking anyone who may have information regarding this investigation or if you have information regarding internet child exploitation, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca. Reporting information may also be made on the internet through www.cybertip.ca.