The Good_ the Bad _ the Ugly Detective Superintendent Ken Heslop

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					   The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Detective Superintendent Ken Heslop
            May 6, 2009
     My Experience
Prostitution and drug investigations
Organized crime projects
Homicide and robbery investigations
Sexual assault and child abuse cases
Internet child pornography and child
exploitation cases
Currently in charge of the Criminal
Investigation Division for the London
Police Service
  Today’s Presentation

1. Child Pornography
2. Child Luring
3. Internet Predators
4. Social Networking Sites
5. Cyber Bullying
6. How to Keep YOU safe
         Child Pornography
Child Pornography – any written material,
visual representation, film, or video, by any
means that:
Shows or depicts a person who is or
appears to be under the age of 18 years
Engaged in explicit sexual activity or the
dominant characteristic is the sexual
organs or anal region of a person under 18
years
    Child Pornography Cases

Cyber Crime Unit established on April 1,
2007
59 People Arrested
56 Search Warrants Executed
183 Child Pornography Charges
47 Child Luring Charges
London Headlines
Retiree's online luring nets 21 months in jail    Man guilty of Internet luring

 Boy, girl saved in raids
 CHILD PORNOGRAPHY: Thirty-one people, including four Londoners, are charged in
 the biggest porn bust in Ontario history

       COURTS: Gary Collins thought he was talking to a 13-year-old girl
                            Woman faces porn charges
               A 45-year-old is the first-ever London woman charged
                       with possessing child pornography.
              Randall Bergeron, 58 of London, charged with Internet
              luring and distributing child pornography
      Project Salvo: Canadian police arrest more than 50 individuals for Internet-
                            facilitated child sexual abuse

 London man faces child-porn charges             Child porn charges a shock


             ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008, the London Police Cyber
              Crime Unit arrested a London man after an Internet luring
                     investigation that began last September.
              London Case
While talking on-line John told a friend he was
sexually active with his step daughters aged 17
and 18 – also chats with young boys and girls on
the Internet
Police investigated and John was arrested for
making child pornography available
Images of his step daughters when they were 12
and 14 were located
Two children from London were rescued
John plead guilty and is serving 7 years
                 Luring
Luring of Children on the Internet:
Electronic communication with a person
under the age of 18 years or someone the
suspect believes is under 18 years for the
purpose of facilitating the commission of
sexual offences
Three different age categories, under 18,
under 16 and under 14
           London Luring Case
In London, 47 luring investigations and arrests in the last
two years
Some investigations are quick, this was a four month
investigation
Officer was posing as a 13 year old girl
Gary sent adult pornographic pictures and began
suggesting they meet
Conversations from Gary started as suggestive and
became explicit sexual conversations
Gary drove from out of town to London to meet the 13
year old girl and was arrested
Gary has plead guilty and will be sentenced this month
London Predators
         Internet Predators
Predators are searching the Internet for
victims on:
Social Networking Sites
Myspace, Facebook, and Twitter
Chatrooms, weblogs and Instant
Messaging
      Internet Predators &
    Social Networking Sites
Have you met everyone on your Friends List?
Are their people on your list you don’t know?
How many times have you chatted with
people you didn’t know?
Have you ever agreed to meet someone you
have never met?
You could be chatting or going to meet an
Internet Predator
Always think Safety First!
Emily’s Story
           Cyber Bullying
Cyber bullying is using technology to
threaten, insult or harass
Can quickly spread rumors, threats, hate
mail, embarrassing picture through text
messages, emails and instant messages
Statistic – 34% of Canadian students have
been bullied over the Internet
Bullying is an emerging problem for
students, parents and the community
       What Can Be Done?
Threats or hate mail report to the police
90% of Internet use or abuse takes place
at home – tell your parents
If bullying occurs at school – tell your
teachers
Tell someone – no one has to endure
cyber bullying
If criminal the police will investigate
       What Can Be Done?
If at school – educators will take action
What if the bullying is not criminal and
doesn’t happen at school?
Don’t open or respond to emails from
bullies
Block messages from cyber bullies
Save or print all bullying messages
Show the messages to an adult you trust –
and ask them for help
       What Can Be Done?
Never agree to meet someone who is
bullying you online
Tell someone and ask for help
Call Crime Stoppers
Email Cybertip.ca
Change the laws
     How to Keep YOU Safe?
Don’t share your personal information –
name, address, phone number, or school
with anyone you meet on the Internet
Don’t share your passwords with anyone
Personally know everyone within your
contact list on instant messaging or social
networking sites
Be careful about posting pictures – once
posted you have lost control of its use
    How to Keep YOU Safe?
Do not participate in unmonitored adult
chat rooms
Never arrange a face to face meeting with
someone you met on the Internet unless
your parents consent and they go with you
Don’t accept any free offers of money or
presents from someone on the Internet
Be careful about posting comments on
blogs and sites – they are forever
  What parents need to know!
What can my child do online?
How do I teach them to be critical of online
information?
What are the risks?
How do I keep my child safe?
How do I report suspicious activity?
Where do I get more information?
  What are they doing online?
Children use technology without thinking
about it
Exploring the Internet’s amazing
possibilities
Share videos and pictures
Keep in touch with friends
Play games
Online chats, blogging, downloading music
Creating personal websites
  How do we keep them safe?
Talk to your kids
Know their online friends
Trust your instincts – they may be
secretive
Look at the computer history log and
temporary files
If concerned, disconnect the internet – be
ready for the back lash
Report offences immediately
      Facts about Offenders
Appear friendly, intelligent and likeable
Lead normal lives – have families
May victimize boys or girls
May make first online contact posing as a
person the same age of the boy or girl
The grooming process may be quick or
done over time
Will travel a great distance to meet their
victims
           Possible Signs
Change in behavior – lose interests
Withdrawal or reluctance with regular
activity
Excessive use of online activities
Unwilling to identify online friends
Issues at school or with friends
Secretive behavior – minimizes screen
when you approach
      Suggestions for Parents
Talk to your child and think about
navigating the Internet together
Educate yourself about the Internet
Learn the Instant Messaging language –
POS, PAW, F2T
Supervise and monitor the use of the
Internet
Set time limits for use, install child-proof
software and site-blockers
     Suggestions for Parents
Talk to other parents
Move the computer out of their bedroom
and into a common visible area in the
house
Privacy versus safety – Safety ALWAYS
comes first!
        Where to get more
         information?
Public Library
Educators
Police Services
Internet Sites
Educational Opportunities
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly



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