Update in Luring and Child Pornography Investigation,
Peter Kirkeby, 31, faces further charges
Broadcast time: 06:00
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Case #: 2019-556679
The Toronto Police Service Sex Crimes Child Exploitation Section would like to make the public aware of new charges in an ongoing child exploitation investigation.
See previous news release.
Since issuing the original news release, more alleged victims have come forward.
It is further alleged that:
- from June 2018 to March 2019, Kirkeby counselled a number of individuals to engage sexually with a child
- from 2011 to 2012, a 15 to 16-year-old girl met Kirkeby on the internet
- Kirkeby met the girl in person a number of times and obtained sexual services
- Kirkeby took sexually explicit images of the girl
On Friday, August 23rd, 2019, Peter Kirkeby, 31, was further charged with:
1) Counselling Offence that is Not Committed
2) two counts of Luring a Child (under 18)
3) four counts of Obtaining Sexual Services for Consideration (under 18)
4) two counts of Make Available Child Pornography
5) two counts of Access Child Pornography
6) two counts of Possess Child Pornography
7) Make Child Pornography
Police believe that Kirkeby contacted people under similar circumstances across the Province of Ontario and elsewhere in Canada. Police are concerned there may be other victims.
He is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall, 60 Queen. St. W., courtroom 111, on Friday, September 6, 2019, at 2 p.m.
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, 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.
Reporting can also be made at Canada’s National Tipline for Reporting the Online Sexual Exploitation of Children at www.cybertip.ca.
This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Julie MacInnis, Sex Crimes - Child Exploitation Section