A 44-year-old Thorold man has been charged multiple crimes related to child pornography.
William Russell Dorey was arrested today and remains in custody pending a bail hearing tomorrow.
Below is the full press release from Niagara Regional Police.
NIAGARA REGIONAL POLICE SERVICE
In November 2022, Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) detectives assigned to the Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit, began an investigation into a complaint received from a reporting service that gathers information about the online sexual exploitation of children.
William Russell Dorey (44 years) of Thorold was arrested on Nov. 16, 2022, for failing to comply with his release order. Further investigation stemming from the Nov. 16, 2022, arrest has resulted in evidence of additional criminal offences. On Nov. 23, 2022, Dorey was arrested and is charged with the following criminal code offences:
- make child pornography
- make child pornography available
- fail to comply with release order
Dorey is being held for a bail hearing scheduled to take place on Nov. 24, 2022, via video link to the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse, located at 59 Church Street in the City of St. Catharines.
The Niagara Regional Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet and conducts investigations into Internet Child Exploitation Offences in partnership with Ontario Police Services and International Partners. This investigative initiative has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the lead detective at 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009398.
Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.