Child Sexual Abuse Material Investigation,
Kevin Jong, 33
Broadcast time: 15:00
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Unit: Sex Crimes
Case #: 2021-917051
On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, members of the Toronto Police Service Child Exploitation Section executed a search warrant in the Weston Road and Highway 401 area of Toronto.
It is alleged that:
- as a result of the search warrant, several electronic devices were seized for further examination
On Thursday, January 6, 2022, Kevin Jong, 33, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with the following:
3. Access Child Pornography
4. Possession of Child Pornography
He is scheduled to appear for court at Toronto West Courts 2201 Finch Avenue West, on Thursday, February 17, 2022.
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, 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 cybertip.ca
This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca or listen to our podcast, 24 Shades of Blue with Obie & Ax.
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:
- Establish expectations for online behaviour and set consequences for inappropriate activity.
- Draft and sign a “cell phone contract” with all parties involved.
- Make it a house rule that devices are only to be used in public spaces-never in bathrooms or bedrooms.
- Familiarize yourself with technology/social media and the dangers they present.
- 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!).
- Monitor their online activities and regulate their time and usage of computer devices.
- Use only child-safe search engines such as kidssearch.com and kiddle.co and use family safety software to limit and filter their browsing access.
- 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.
- Teach them about online dangers, digital footprints and what to do if they find inappropriate/illegal material.
- Talk about who is in their safety net, who they can talk to about issues on the Internet.
- Keep an open dialogue about Internet safety and the consequences of cyberbullying and sexting. Kids of any age should keep their privates private!
- 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.
- Reassure them that you are there to protect them. Be approachable and informative – don’t be angry and judgemental.
- 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
Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Brendan Alexa, Sex Crimes – Child Exploitation Section, for Detective Sergeant Barbara Adam, Sex Crimes – Child Exploitation Section