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Arrest made in Make Available Child Pornography Investigation,
Murt Howell, 73

Broadcast time: 15:00
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Unit: Sex Crimes
Phone: 416-808-8500
Case #: 2021-1731451

On Thursday, November 11, 2021, the Toronto Police Service - Child Exploitation Section executed a search warrant in the area of McCowan Road and Kingston Road.

Murt Howell, 73, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:

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

He was scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall virtually on Thursday, November 11, 2021.

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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Michael Sabadin, Sex Crimes – Child Exploitation Section