Media Release. Monday, October 25, 2021.
UPDATE: Additional Charges Laid in Sex Offence Investigation
(Innisfil, ON) The South Simcoe Police Service has laid additional charges in an ongoing investigation of sex offences in and around the area of Big Bay Point Road and 25 Side Road in the Town of Innisfil, and are seeking the public’s assistance to identify further possible victims or other evidence that might assist the investigators.
On Saturday, September 11, 2021 at approximately 10 p.m., the South Simcoe Police Service responded for a report of a man committing an indecent act in public. This act was witnessed by a 14-year-old female victim and her mother out front of their residence.
As a result of the investigation, 26-year-old Benjamin Danby of Innisfil was arrested on Friday, September 24, 2021 and charged with Exposure to a Person Under 16 Years of Age and Breach of Probation. A search warrant was executed at his residence. The investigation continued.
On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, the following additional charges were laid against Benjamin Danby:
· Possess Child Pornography
· Access Child Pornography
· Distribute Child Pornography
· Criminal Harassment – 2 counts
· Failing to comply with a prohibition order – 2 counts
Danby remains in custody pending a bail hearing on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.
He is described as a white male with brown hair, 175cm, 63kg, thin build, noticeable scar on his left thumb, tattoo of a bicycle (2 circles connected by a line) on the inside of his right wrist, and a small mole at the left side of his face near his mouth.
The South Simcoe Police Service is releasing security camera images in our ongoing efforts to obtain additional information about the activities of this male over the past few months. Investigators are appealing to anyone who has had a suspicious interaction or has seen an unknown male matching the accused’s description to contact Detective Sergeant Kai Johnson at 905-775-3311 extension #1040, firstname.lastname@example.org or Crime Stoppers.
Security camera images of the accused, his vehicle and a photo of his tattoo are attached: