Arrest in child pornography investigation

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A Toronto man has been arrested and charged in a child pornography investigation by the Toronto Police Service Sex Crimes Child Exploitation section.

It is alleged that James “Jim” Vanderberg, 57, of Toronto was responsible for luring a child over the internet, as well as making, accessing, possessing and making available child pornography over the internet.

Toronto police were tipped off, six months ago by the RCMP, through a complaint forwarded to them by the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) an American organisation, which was initially informed by an American internet service provider about Vanderberg’s alleged activities. According to Detective Constable Scott McQuoid, of Sex Crimes Child Exploitation, several reports were received over a period of six months, with an arrest made on Wednesday, July 23.

A mug shot of a man in a grey T-shirt.
James "Jim" Vanderberg 57, faces nine charges in a child pornography investigation. Photo: Toronto Police Service

Vanderberg has been accused of posing as a teenage girl on social media, under numerous aliases. Investigators believe there may be other victims.

It is alleged he used the following user names and email addresses:

Abigail Davies; [email protected]

Danica Pines: [email protected]

Maria Moon: [email protected]

Natasha Z: [email protected]

Jim Victorry: [email protected]

Ashton Gomes: [email protected]

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-8500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Reporting can also be made at Canada's National Tip Line for Reporting the Online Sexual Exploitation of Children by clickinghere.


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