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Man faces child pornography charges,
Michael Barlas, 42

Broadcast time: 10:00
Friday, July 24, 2020

13 Division

Case #: 2020-508947

On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, as part of an investigation into the possession of child sexual abuse material, members of the Toronto Police Service Child Exploitation Section executed a Criminal Code search warrant in the Christie Street and St. Clair Avenue West area.

It is alleged that:

- a man accessed and possessed child sexual abuse material

Michael Barlas, 42, of Toronto, was arrested and has been charged with:

1) two counts of Possession Child Pornography
2) two counts of Access Child Pornography

He appeared in court at College Park Court, on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 2 p.m., room 501.

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

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