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Child Pornography Investigation,
Man arrested and charged,
Robert Smith, 55

Broadcast time: 21:29
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Sex Crimes

Case #: 2020-1112644

The Toronto Police Service would like to advise the public of an arrest in a distribution of child pornography investigation.

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Sex Crimes – Child Exploitation Section, executed a search warrant in the area of Lawrence Avenue West and Yonge Street.

It is alleged that:

- a man accessed, possessed, and made available child sexual abuse material​

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Robert Smith, 55, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:

1. two counts of Distribution of Child Pornography
2. three counts of Possession of Child Pornography
3. three counts of Access Child Pornography

He appeared in court at College Park on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

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 or Google Play.

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.

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Rebecca Sisk– Child Exploitation Section