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Man charged in child sexual abuse investigation,



Broadcast time: 16:45
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Sex Crimes
416-808-7474

Case #: 2017-502021


The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest made in a child sexual assault investigation.

As part of the ongoing investigation, investigators have identified a man who is alleged to have sexually abused a child in the early 2000s in London, Ontario.

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, members of the Child Exploitation Section traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah, and, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service, extradited a man to Canada.

John Anton Rouse, 63, of Salt Lake City, Utah, has been charged with:

1) Sexual Assault
2) Sexual Exploitation
3) Sexual Interference

He appeared in court at Old City Hall on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at 10 a.m., in room 101.

Current and historical photographs of him are released, as his appearance has changed since the offence date.

Police are concerned there may be other victims.
Previous Release ( August 25, 2016):

In April 2016, a man and woman were arrested and charged with numerous child pornography and child sexual assault offences.

On Monday, April 25, 2016, as part of an investigation into the attempt distribution of child sexual abuse images, members of the Toronto Police Service Sex Crimes Child Exploitation Section executed a Criminal Code search warrant in the west end of Toronto.

It is alleged that:

- during the execution of the search warrant, officers located evidence that a man and a woman were engaged in the sexual abuse of children and animals

- they made, possessed, and distributed online, child sexual abuse images and videos

Jason (a.k.a. Byrd) Dickens, 45, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Four counts of Possession of Child Pornography
2) Six counts of Access Child Pornography
3) Four counts of Make Available Child Pornography
4) Three counts of Make Child Pornography
5) Sexual Assault
6) Invitation to Sexual Touching
7) Bestiality

It is further alleged that:

- Dickens used the screen names and email addresses Retodeviant, Byrd_Dawg, Sir Dirk, retrodeviant@gmail.com, retrodeviantdawg@gmail.com, retrodeviant2004@hotmail.com, angrybyrdrigs@gmail.com, and Byrd_D@hotmail.com

- he frequented collarspace.com, fetlife.com, bondage.com, and slavefarm.com

Dylan Anne McEwen, 31, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Two counts of Possession of Child Pornography
2) Three counts of Make Child Pornography
3) Two counts of Sexual Assault
4) Invitation to Sexual Touching
5) Bestiality
6) Access Child Pornography

It is further alleged that:

- McEwen used the screen names and email addresses Doll, Dirty Doll, pretty_bitter_pill@hotmail.com, and dirtyslavedoll@yahoo.com

Both are scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Thursday, September 1, 2016, 10 a.m., courtroom J.

As a result of this investigation, including the analysis of devices found during the search warrant, it is further alleged that:

- between January 2000 and January 2006, Jason Dickens met a woman online and in person

- they engaged in the sexual abuse of a child

- they made, possessed, and distributed online, child sexual abuse images and videos

A woman, 57, of London, has been charged with:

1) Two counts of Sexual Assault
2) Two counts of Sexual Interference
3) Two counts of Invitation to Sexual Touching
4) Two counts of Make Child Pornography
5) Distribute Child Pornography
6) Possess Child Pornography

She is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Thursday, October 6, 2016, 10 a.m., courtroom J.

Jason Dickens faces additional charges in relation to this case. They are:

1) Sexual Assault
2) Sexual Interference
3) Invitation to Sexual Touching
4) Make Child Pornography
5) Access Child Pornography
6) Possess Child Pornography

It is further alleged that:

- Jason Dickens met another woman online and in person

- they made a child sexual abuse video

Tina Ewen, 25, of Thunder Bay, has been charged by Thunder Bay Police Service with:

1) Make Child Pornography

She is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, in Thunder Bay.



Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Paul Krawczyk, Sex Crimes - Child Exploitation Section




Man charged in child sexual abuse investigation,



Older picture of John Anton Rouse, 63,
Charged in child sexual assault investigation
Above: Older picture of John Anton Rouse, 63, Charged in child sexual assault investigation




Man charged in child sexual abuse investigation,



Current picture of John Anton Rouse, 63,
Charged in child sexual assault investigation
Above: Current picture of John Anton Rouse, 63, Charged in child sexual assault investigation