The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of a man facing several charges in relation to a Luring and Sexual Exploitation investigation.

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, investigators from the Toronto Police Service Child Exploitation Section executed a search warrant in the Bloor Street West and Landsdowne Avenue area of Toronto.

- Advertisement -

Gerard McGilly, 46, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1) Luring a Child (under 18)
2) Sexual Exploitation
3) Make Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Person Under 18
4) Make Child Pornography
5) Possess Child Pornography
6) Access Child Pornography

It is further alleged that:

– Gerard McGilly is a secondary school teacher for the Toronto Catholic District School Board and is currently teaching at Bishop Allen Academy in Toronto (from 2008-present). He previously taught at the Bishop Morrocco / Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School in Toronto (2007 and 2008).

– he has previously been employed by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and has worked as an Education Assistant at St Francis Xavier Secondary School in Mississauga (from 1995-2000).

– he has also been previously employed as an administrative assistant at St. Francis Table, a community outreach centre, in Toronto (from 2000-2006).

Gerard McGilly is known to use the following usernames online:

1) thepoppaship
2) poppaship
3) mrmcteacher
4) G-Note/G Note
5) massive reggae/massivereggae

This investigation is continuing. Police urge anyone who may have been subjected to inappropriate contact by Gerard McGilly to call investigators so the incident(s) can be investigated and support can be provided.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sex Crimes – Child Exploitation Section at 416-808-8500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Reporting can also be made at Canada’s National Tipline for Reporting the Online Sexual Exploitation of Children at

This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.