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Media advisory,
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 1:30 p.m.,
Headquarters, media gallery,
Toronto Police Service and partners
announce details of Project Mercury

Broadcast time: 04:59
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Sex Crimes

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 1:30 p.m., in the media gallery at headquarters, the Toronto Police Service will be joined by partner law enforcement agencies to announce details of Project Mercury, an international investigation involving the online sexual abuse of children.

Speakers will include:

- Staff Superintendent Myron Demkiw, TPS
- Detective Constable Janelle Blackadar, TPS
- Melissa Ruiz, Attaché, Homeland Security Investigations, Ottawa
- Graham Ellis, National Crime Agency, (U.K.)

Other agencies represented:

- RCMP – Saskatchewan I.C.E. Unit
- Ottawa Police Service

This will be available on the TOC and will be live-streamed.

Please note that, for the safety of employees and visitors, all persons entering Toronto Police Service Headquarters must go through security screening. You are not required to submit to screening. You may leave at any time but, if you do not consent to this screening, you will be denied entry. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Paul Krawczyk, Sex Crimes Child Exploitation Section