In February of 2017 the Windsor Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) received information that originated from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC) indicating that a suspect in the city of Windsor had allegedly uploaded Child Pornography using a social networking website.
Members of the Windsor Police Service ICE Unit launched an investigation.
Investigators applied for and were granted judicial permission to review records related to the involved internet service provider address. Through investigation, it was determined that the alleged offences occurred between December 24 – 27, 2016.
Investigators believe that the offences occurred while the suspect was visiting a place of worship in Windsor, Ontario.
Investigators have determined that the suspect has returned to his residence in Italy.
The Child Pornography in question is not believed to have involved any local children.
A Canada-Wide arrest warrant has been issued for Carlo Capella, a 50-year-old male, for the charges of:
- Access Child Pornography
- Possess Child Pornography
- Distribute Child Pornography
Capella has ties to the United States, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and Italy.
The Windsor Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit is a member of the Provincial Strategy to protect children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet. This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police Service at 519-255-6700 ext. 4896, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS), or online at www.catchcrooks.com.