Media Release. Friday, October 22, 2021.

Man Charged with Child Pornography Related Offences

(Bradford, ON) A Bradford man is facing nearly a dozen child pornography related offences in an ongoing investigation.

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, the South Simcoe Police Service was contacted by Canada Border Services Agency officers after they intercepted a package that contained child pornography. The investigation led police to a home in Bradford where a man was arrested on Thursday, October 21, 2021. Police executed a search warrant at the home and seized a quantity of child pornography and several electronic devices.

As a result of the investigation, 36-year-old Jesse Morellato of Bradford was charged with the following offences:

· Importing Child Pornography – 2 counts

· Possessing Child Pornography – 3 counts

· Mailing Obscene Matter – 2 counts

· Accessing Child Pornography

· Distributing Child Pornography

· Possession of Obscene Materials

· Possession of a Prohibited Weapon

The accused was held for a bail hearing. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Kai Johnson at 905-775-3311 extension #1040, or Crime Stoppers.