Yesterday, following a child pornography investigation and the execution of a search warrant at a North Bay residence, the North Bay Police Service arrested a male resident on site.
Curtis James Webber, age 54, of North Bay, was charged with:
- Two counts of possession of child pornography; and
- One count of distribution of child pornography.
It is alleged that in March 2017, the accused uploaded child pornography through an online instant messaging service.
The North Bay Police Service seized from the residence computers, tablets and cellular telephones, which will be further examined for evidence with the assistance of the Greater Sudbury Police Service Cybercrime Unit.
The accused was held in custody pending a show cause bail hearing today.
This investigation is ongoing.
How to submit a tip
Anyone with information that may assist police with this investigation is asked to contact the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555, and press option 9 to speak to a police officer. For those who wish to remain anonymous, contact Near North Crime Stoppers, by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting a tip online at nearnorthcrimestoppers.com.
The North Bay Police Service is part of the Ontario Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet. This partnership was made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.