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Arrest made in Child Luring Investigation,
Wilfred Thyssen, 64



Broadcast time: 12:00
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Unit: Sex Crimes
Phone: 416-808-8500
Case #: 2021-473971


The Toronto Police Service's Sex Crimes – Child Exploitation Section would like to make the public aware of an arrest in an ongoing online luring and child pornography investigation.

On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, police executed a warrant in the Wellington County area.

It is alleged that:

- a quantity of computer devices were seized

On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Wilfred Thyssen, 64, of Fergus, was arrested. He is charged with:

1. Distribute Child Pornography
2. Possession of Child Pornography
3. Access Child Pornography
4. Luring a Child Under 16
5. Make Arrangement to Commit Sexual Interference
6. two Counts of Attempting to Commit Sexual Interference

He was scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 10 a.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 or Google Play.


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 the Solicitor General.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Zac Firth, Sex Crimes




Arrest made in Child Luring Investigation,
Wilfred Thyssen, 64



Wilfred Thyssen, 64, arrested in child luring investigation.
Above: Wilfred Thyssen, 64, arrested in child luring investigation.