(Ottawa) – In late April 2017 a member of the Ottawa Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) was conducting a proactive investigation on a Peer to Peer (P2P) network. P2P is a commonly-used file sharing network for users to share files, including images and videos, of Child Pornography.

The ICE investigator identified an IP address located in the Ottawa area sharing files of prepubescent children being sexually abused.

A search warrant was subsequently executed today in the Old Ottawa South area. Digital devices were examined that revealed several images and videos of Child Pornography.

Thomas WYSOM, 54 years old, of Ottawa, is charged with:

  • 1 Make Available Child Pornography s. 163.1(3) of the Criminal Code
  • 2 Possession Child Pornography s. 163.1(4) of the Criminal Code

He will appear at show cause court on Thursday, October 12, 2017.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS), toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

The Ottawa Police Service 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.