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Man arrested in Child Sexual Abuse Material investigation,
William Cincinnato, 65

Broadcast time: 16:00
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Unit: Sex Crimes
Phone: 416-808-8500
Case #: 2021-2009889

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

On Thursday, January 6, 2022, members of the Toronto Police Service Child Exploitation Section executed a search warrant in the Weston Road and Finch Avenue West area.

It is alleged that:

- a quantity of child sexual abuse material was located and seized

William Cincinnato, 65, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1. two counts of Possess Child Pornography
2. Access Child Pornography
3. Make Available Child Pornography
4. Luring for the Purpose of Making Child Pornography

He appeared in court at 2201 Finch Avenue West on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at 10 a.m., in room 206, via video link.

This is an on-going investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-8500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.

The Toronto Police Service recognizes that parents and caregivers are the frontline when it comes to protecting children on the Internet and electronic devices. We encourage you to remain vigilant in your efforts – the safety tips outlined below are recommended for children of any age.

Reporting of any online exploitation 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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Internet Safety Tips for Parents and Caregivers

The Toronto Police Service recognizes that parents and caregivers are the frontline when it comes to protecting children on the Internet and electronic devices, and we encourage you to remain vigilant in your efforts. The following safety tips are recommended for children of any age in your family:

  1. Establish expectations for online behaviour and set consequences for inappropriate activity.
  2. Draft and sign a “cell phone contract” with all parties involved.
  3. Make it a house rule that devices are only to be used in public spaces-never in bathrooms or bedrooms.
  4. Familiarize yourself with technology/social media and the dangers they present.
  5. Help them safely set up age-appropriate social media accounts and ensure they choose strict privacy settings. Never use or share personal information, including pictures, and never share passwords (except with you!).
  6. Monitor their online activities and regulate their time and usage of computer devices.
  7. Use only child-safe search engines such as and and use family safety software to limit and filter their browsing access.
  8. Discuss strangers online are similar to strangers in real life. Never talk to anyone they don’t know in real life or online and don’t share personal information with them. People they meet online may NOT be who they say they are in real life.
  9. Teach them about online dangers, digital footprints and what to do if they find inappropriate/illegal material.
  10. Talk about who is in their safety net, who they can talk to about issues on the Internet.
  11. Keep an open dialogue about Internet safety and the consequences of cyberbullying and sexting. Kids of any age should keep their privates private!
  12. Rehearse specific, realistic scenarios so your child is armed with the tools and knowledge when presented with Internet-related issues. Prepare them and yourself on how to report any situation that makes them feel uncomfortable.
  13. Reassure them that you are there to protect them. Be approachable and informative – don’t be angry and judgemental.
  14. Be aware of signs of grooming or that your child may be in trouble: hiding their online activity, becoming withdrawn, worried or depressed, etc.

Online Safety Resources

  1. Canadian Centre for Child Protection
  3. Protect Kids Online
  4. Media Smarts
  5. Need Help Now

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Vijay Shetty, Sex Crimes – Child Exploitation Section