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Man Arrested in Child Pornography Investigation,
Joseph Reischer, 81,
Facing seven charges

Broadcast time: 07:00
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Sex Crimes

Case #: 2019-849995

On Thursday May 9, 2019, as part of an investigation into the possession of child sex abuse material, members of the Toronto Police Service Child Exploitation Section executed a Criminal Code search warrant in the Lansdowne Avenue and Queens Street West area.

It is alleged that:

- the man accessed and possessed child sexual abuse material

On Friday, May 10, 2019, Joseph Reischer, 81, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:

1. Possession Child Pornography
2. Access Child Pornography
3. Three counts of Fail to Comply with Recognizance
4. Fail to Attend Court
5. Obstruct Peace Officer

He is scheduled to appear in court on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Old City Hall, at 10 a.m., in room 101.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416−808−8500, Crime Stoppers
anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at,, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.

Reporting can also be made at Canada’s National Tipline for Reporting the Online Sexual Exploitation of Children at

This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-8500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, 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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Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Christopher Jodoin, Sex Crimes