News Release header


Man charged in Child Sex Abuse Material investigation,
Scott Bowcott, 42

Broadcast time: 17:45
Thursday, September 26, 2019

41 Division

Case #: 2019-1647518

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

On Thursday, August 29, 2019, the Toronto Police Service's Child Exploitation Section executed a Criminal Code search warrant in the Eglinton Avenue East and Pharmacy Avenue area.

It is alleged that:

- a man possessed child sexual abuse material

As a result of the evidence gathered by police, Scott Bowcott, 42, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1) two counts of Possession of Child Pornography
2) two counts of Access Child Pornography
3) Make Child Pornography Available

He is scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East on Friday, October 11, 2019, 2 p.m., room 407.

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.

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.

For more news, visit

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Brendan Alexa, Sex Crimes – Child Exploitation Section