Ottawa OPP officer charged with child luring

These are violations by the Ontario Provincial Police officers dealing with the Criminal Code of Canada, Controlled Substance and Abuse Act, Customs and Excise Act, etc.

Ottawa OPP officer charged with child luring

Postby Thomas » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:38 am

An Ottawa OPP constable has been charged with one count of child luring.

An OPP statement issued Thursday states 31- year- old Michael Janho was off- duty at the time of the offense.

Police began the investigation after complaints launched by relatives of the victim.

The statement says the offense occurred between September 22, 2012 and December 3, 2012.

Janho, who has been posted at the Ottawa detachment, has been suspended with pay.

His next court appearence is set for July 9th.

http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/ottawa-opp-off ... -1.1333832
Thomas, Administrator

User avatar
Thomas
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1408
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:18 pm
Location: Canada

Re: Ottawa OPP officer charged with child luring

Postby Thomas » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:19 pm

OTTAWA — An Ottawa-based Ontario Provincial Police officer has been charged with child-luring.
After relatives of the victim complained to police in December 2012, the OPP launched an investigation into the alleged offence, which occurred between Sept. 22 through Dec. 3 of that year.

Const. Michael Janho, 31, was arrested and charged Wednesday. Janho was off-duty at the time of the offence, according to an OPP media release, and has been suspended from duty with pay as outlined in the Police Services Act.

Janho, a Kanata resident, has served five years with the OPP, and has been posted to the Ottawa detachment throughout that time.

Janho’s mother answered the phone at her Orléans home Thursday but said she could not discuss anything related to the charge.

In the same year he was accused of luring a child, Janho received a salary of $101,242.28 from the Ontario government, earning him a spot on the Sunshine List, the list of provincial public servants who earn more than $100,000.

He has no prior charges or convictions.

Jim Christie, president of the union that represents Ontario Provincial Police officers, said that like other citizens who are charged criminally, the matter will be decided by the courts.

“It wouldn’t be appropriate for me to make any comment on the situation that that person’s facing right now,” he said.

Any time a criminal charge is laid against an OPP member, an automatic parallel internal investigation by the OPP’s professional standards branch is triggered.

Janho was released on a promise to appear and officer-in-charge undertaking with conditions, and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Ottawa on July 9.

The OPP are asking anyone with information about the incident to call them at 1 (888) 310-1122.

More to come.

syogaretnam@ottawacitizen.com

http://www.theprovince.com/news/Ottawa+ ... story.html

http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Ottawa+o ... story.html
Thomas, Administrator

User avatar
Thomas
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1408
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:18 pm
Location: Canada

Re: Ottawa OPP officer charged with child luring

Postby Thomas » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:30 pm

Ontario Provincial Police have charged one of their own constables with child luring after a six-month investigation.

Ottawa OPP constable charged with child luring

Wednesday night arrest of officer, who lives in Kanata, comes after six-month investigation

The alleged incidents happened between September 22, 2012, and December 3, 2012, police said. The girl's family called police to complain in December 2012, and the investigation began.

Const. Michael Janho is facing one count of child luring.

He's been a member of the Ottawa detachment in Kanata for five years, police said.

He was arrested Wednesday night at the Kanata detachment while he was off duty, according to OPP spokeswoman Sgt. Kristine Rae.

The alleged luring happened "via telecommunications," Rae said, adding that it wasn't over the internet. Police can't get any more specific, Rae said.

Janho has been suspended from duty with pay pending the outcome of the criminal charge in court.

His next court appearance is scheduled for July 9.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/st ... harge.html
Thomas, Administrator

User avatar
Thomas
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1408
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:18 pm
Location: Canada

Re: Ottawa OPP officer charged with child luring

Postby Thomas » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:33 pm

Kanata OPP officer charged with Luring a Child

Ottawa - June 20, 2013 - On June 19, 2013 the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested and charged a Kanata man for an offence that occurred between September 22, 2012 through to December 3, 2012.

Officers launched an investigation in December 2012 upon receiving a complaint from relatives of the victim. As a result of the investigation, OPP officers have charged 31-year-old Constable Michael JANHO with Luring a Child contrary to Section 172.1 of the Criminal Code. He was off-duty at the time of the offence.

He was released on a Promise to Appear and Officer-in-Charge Undertaking with conditions. He is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, Ottawa on July 9. 2013.

Janho has been suspended from duty with pay in accordance with the Police Services Act. He has been a member of the Ontario Provincial Police for 5 years posted to the Ottawa detachment.

If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

http://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1465.php
Thomas, Administrator

User avatar
Thomas
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1408
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:18 pm
Location: Canada

Re: Ottawa OPP officer charged with child luring

Postby Thomas » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:41 am

OPP officer charged with child-luring makes mandated check-in at detachment

BY SHAAMINI YOGARETNAM, OTTAWA CITIZEN

OTTAWA — An Ottawa provincial police officer charged with luring a child made a scheduled check-in Friday at the Kanata detachment, where he has worked for the last five years.

Const. Michael Janho, 31, drove his grey 2004 Jaguar into the parking lot at the Ontario Provincial Police detachment at 973 Teron Rd. just before 9 a.m. As part of the conditions of his suspension, he is required to check in at the detachment every day.

A Citizen reporter and photographer waiting to seek comment from Janho were asked to leave the detachment’s property and stay behind a fence on the property line.

When Janho arrived he drove beyond the visitors’ section into the restricted parking area of the detachment, specifically used by on-duty officers, and used a back door to make his mandated check-in.

Janho was in the detachment for no more than a few minutes before getting back into his car and driving off without responding to a request for comment.

Janho was arrested and charged at the same detachment Wednesday with luring a child. Police said that the alleged offence occurred between Sept. 22 through to Dec. 3 of last year.

Police said they launched an investigation in December after the female victim’s family filed a complaint.

OPP spokeswoman Sgt. Kristine Rae said she could not comment on what led the family members to file the complaint.

Six months later, Janho was charged under section 172.1 of the Criminal Code.

That section states that luring a child refers to using a means of “telecommunications” to communicate with an underage person. Subsections detail different offences depending on the age of the victim — either under 18, under 16 or under 14. Police have not disclosed which subsection Janho has been charged under. Rae said the method of communication was not the Internet, but would not elaborate.

Police said Janho was off-duty at the time of the alleged offence and was released on a promise to appear and officer-in-charge undertaking with conditions.

Janho has been suspended from duty with pay as set out in the Police Services Act. Police union president Jim Christie told the Citizen Thursday he could not comment on the charge while the matter is before the courts, but said that an internal charge and investigation would have been automatically triggered with the laying of a criminal charge.

The OPP professional standards bureau, which investigates police misconduct, could not immediately speak to the Citizen.

syogaretnam@ottawacitizen.com

twitter.com/shaaminiwhy

© Copyright (c) The Ottawa Citizen

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/offic ... story.html
Thomas, Administrator

User avatar
Thomas
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1408
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:18 pm
Location: Canada

Re: Ottawa OPP officer charged with child luring

Postby Thomas » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:43 am

An Ottawa-based Ontario Provincial Police officer has been charged with child-luring. After relatives of the victim complained to police in December 2012, the OPP launched an investigation into the alleged offence, which occurred between Sept. 22 through Dec. 3 of that year.

Const. Michael Janho, 31, was arrested and charged Wednesday. Janho was off-duty at the time of the offence, according to an OPP media release, and has been suspended from duty with pay as outlined in the Police Services Act.

Janho has served five years with the OPP, posted to the Ottawa detachment throughout that time. Janho was released on a promise to appear, and will appear in court on July 9.

http://www.windsorstar.com/news/Police+ ... story.html
Thomas, Administrator

User avatar
Thomas
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1408
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:18 pm
Location: Canada

Re: Ottawa OPP officer charged with child luring

Postby Thomas » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:11 am

OPP officer facing child-luring charges in court on separate weapons offence

OTTAWA — A Kanata OPP officer previously charged with child-luring was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday for an off-duty weapons offence.

Const. Michael Janho, 31, was charged with luring a child about six months after the family of the alleged female victim filed a complaint in December 2012.

Janho turned a restricted firearm in to police as part of his release conditions, which prompted the OPP’s professional standards bureau to investigate.

After a three-month probe, police charged Janho in September with unlawful possession of a restricted firearm.

mhurley@ottawacitizen.com

© Copyright (c) The Ottawa Citizen

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/offic ... story.html
Thomas, Administrator

User avatar
Thomas
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1408
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:18 pm
Location: Canada

OPP officer hit with firearm charge

Postby Thomas » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:45 am

Man suspended from active duty after being charged with child luring

An OPP officer already in the spotlight for child luring charges faces fresh scrutiny for allegedly possessing a restricted firearm.

Const. Michael Janho, 31, was arrested at his Kanata OPP detachment on June 19 and suspended from active duty after being charged with luring a child.

As part of his release conditions on those charges, Janho turned in the firearm to the OPP's Professional Standards Bureau.

Police charged him with unlawful possession of a restricted firearm on Thursday.

He was off-duty at the time of the offence.

He was released on a promise to appear in an Ontario courtroom on Oct. 29, 2013.

Janho remains suspended from active duty with pay in accordance with the Police Services Act.

He has been patrolling roadways with the Ottawa detachment for five years.

The child luring charge dates back to incidents police say happened between Sept. 22 and Dec. 3, 2012.

The victim is believed to be an older teenaged girl.

Telecommunications were involved in the allegation, say police, who would only say it was not over the Internet.

Police would not elaborate on any circumstances surrounding the incident.

http://www.ottawasun.com/2013/09/19/opp ... arm-charge
Thomas, Administrator

User avatar
Thomas
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1408
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:18 pm
Location: Canada

OPP officer charged with second criminal offence in three mo

Postby Thomas » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:47 am

OPP officer charged with second criminal offence in three months remains on the payroll

A Kanata OPP officer previously charged with luring a child has now been charged with an off-duty weapons offence but remains on the payroll of the provincial police.

Const. Michael Janho, 31, was charged with luring a child on June 19. As part of his release conditions, Janho turned in to police a restricted firearm. That prompted the professional standards bureau to investigate.

After a three-month investigation, police have now charged Janho, a five-year veteran of the force, with unlawful possession of a restricted firearm.

He was off-duty at the time of the offence and has been released on a promise to appear. Under the Police Services Act, officers charged with off-duty criminal offences are suspended with pay.

Police launched an investigation into Janho in December 2012, after the family of the alleged female victims filed a complaint. Six months later, Janho was arrested and charged at the Ontario Provincial Police detachment in Kanata with luring a child. As part of the conditions of his suspension, Janho is required to check in at the detachment every weekday,

Police said the alleged offence occurred between Sept. 22 and Dec. 3 of last year.

Janho was charged under section 172.1 of the Criminal Code. That section states that luring a child refers to using a means of “telecommunications” to communicate with an underaged person. Subsections detail different offences depending on the age of the victim — under 18, under 16 or under 14. Police have not disclosed the subsection under which Janho has been charged.

At the time of Janho’s arrest, OPP spokeswoman Sgt. Kristine Rae said the method of communication was not the Internet, but would not elaborate.

Police said Janho was off-duty at the time of the alleged offence. He was released on a promise to appear and officer-in-charge undertaking with conditions.

Janho is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 29.

http://westcoastnativenews.com/opp-offi ... e-payroll/
Thomas, Administrator

User avatar
Thomas
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1408
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:18 pm
Location: Canada

Kanata OPP officer faces new sex charges

Postby Thomas » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:31 pm

A six-year member of the Ontario Provincial Police was arrested Friday and is facing charges of sexual exploitation in connection with alleged offences that happened while he was off-duty.

Const. Michel Janho, 32, of Kanata was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual exploitation.

He is posted to the detachment in Kanata. He was released on a promise to appear in court and has been suspended with pay as outlined in the Police Services Act.

Janho was originally charged with luring a child about six months after the family of an alleged female victim filed a complaint in December 2012.

In October 2013, Janho was charged with possession of a restricted weapon which he had apparently handed in as a part of his release conditions.

Janho is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 14 on the luring charge and Sept. 29 on the weapon charge.

Anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

With files from Meghan Hurley

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-new ... on-charges
Thomas, Administrator

User avatar
Thomas
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1408
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:18 pm
Location: Canada

Ottawa OPP officer accused of child luring facing new charge

Postby Thomas » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:31 pm

An Ottawa OPP officer charged with child luring in 2013 is facing two new charges of sexual exploitation.

Const. Michel Janho, 32, was arrested June 19, 2013 for alleged incidents "via telecommunications" between late September and early December 2012 after a girl’s family came to police, according to OPP.

Janho was arrested again on Friday and charged with two more counts of sexual exploitation, police said. He was off duty at the time of the alleged incidents, according to an OPP news release.

OPP said he’s been a member of the OPP for six years in Ottawa and is suspended with pay, following the Police Services Act.

He has been released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 9 in Ottawa.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ot ... -1.2750661
Thomas, Administrator

User avatar
Thomas
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1408
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:18 pm
Location: Canada

Kanata OPP Constable Michael Janho Arrested Again

Postby Thomas » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:13 pm

Kanata OPP Constable Michael Janho Arrested Again. Charges Of Sexual Exploitation – Aug 29, 2014

CFN – OPP Constable Michael Janho, 32, of Kanata, was arrested again on new charges of Sexual Exploitation.

He had been previously charged with child luring and possession of a restricted firearm.

A 32-year-old Ontario Provincial Police officer previously charged with child luring is now facing new charges.

Const. Michael Janho, of Kanata, was re-arrested Friday and charged with two counts of sexual exploitation.

Janho is a six-year member of the OPP and was working out of the Ottawa detachment when he was initially charged in June 2013 with child-luring and possession of a restricted firearm after having turned in his service revolver.

Janho’s first charges were related to incidences that allegedly occurred between September & December 2012.

He has been suspended with pay ever since.

Janho was off-duty at the time of the incidents and is a six year veteran of the OPP. The incidents were reported to involve a teenage girl.

http://cornwallfreenews.com/2014/08/kan ... g-29-2014/

http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/kanata-opp-off ... -1.1983257

http://ahki.co/michel-janho-opp-officer ... n-charges/

http://www.listowelfreepress.com/story. ... 119&site=3
Thomas, Administrator

User avatar
Thomas
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1408
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:18 pm
Location: Canada

Ottawa OPP officer who lured girl, 15, sentenced to one year

Postby Thomas » Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:31 pm

Ottawa OPP officer who lured girl, 15, sentenced to one year in jail

To Ontario Provincial Police officer Michael Janho, texting a troubled 15-year-old girl nearly every day for two-and-a-half months, giving her rides in his vehicle, and buying her alcohol and an iPad, was just “innocent flirting.”

But to Ontario Superior Court Justice Charles Hackland, it was predatory, grooming behaviour targeting a vulnerable young girl “aimed at achieving a sexual relationship.”

In his ruling on Wednesday, Hackland sentenced the constable, who worked in the OPP Kanata detachment, to one year in jail after he pleaded guilty to one count of child luring, and ordered that he be placed on the federal sex offender registry for 10 years.

“That a police officer would embark on an exploitative relationship such as this with a child is shocking,” the judge said in court.

“Protecting children is an essential trust obligation of police officers and this offence is an egregious violation of that trust.”


Janho was 30 when he first met the girl and her friend at a shopping mall in the summer of 2012 and gave them a ride while he was off duty.

Over the course of their relationship, the officer exchanged some 1,300 text messages with the young girl, a handful of them sexually explicit. He told her he was a police officer and while she initially lied about being 18, she later told him she was 15.

He said he ended things when he learned from a third party that she was a minor, but her aunt provided Ottawa police with his phone number after she found it in her niece’s cellphone under the contact “Mike.” Police called the number in December 2012 and Janho answered the phone, admitting he knew the girl and that he could get in trouble.

Six months later in 2013, he was charged with child luring by means of telecommunication and later released from custody with conditions.

A subsequent charge of unlawful possession of a weapon was withdrawn the day he pleaded guilty to the luring charge.

Hackland said a pre-sentence report was not “entirely reassuring” in that a psychiatrist who assessed Janho said that, while he admits he made a poor decision and cannot justify it, he views himself as “a victim of police misconduct rather than the perpetrator of the offence.”

The judge took into account that he is a first-time offender and supportive letters filed with the court described him as a “loyal and helpful friend” and a brave police officer.

“Further, his guilty plea spared this girl and her guardian the stress of testifying at a criminal trial,” Hackland said.

On the other hand, the judge said he was “troubled” that the officer chalked up the matter as “innocent flirting” and has not sought professional help to remediate his conduct, according to the report.

The short-lived relationship made family life at home difficult for the girl’s aunt, her guardian at the time, and interfered with her parenting efforts, according to her victim impact statement.

Janho, now 34, had supporters in the courtroom before police came to put him in handcuffs.

The judge also said his jail sentence will be followed by probation for three years which will require him to attend counselling to address sexual behaviour and mental health issues. Part of his sentencing conditions also prohibit him from contacting the victim or her family, attending parks for five years where minors are ought to be expected to be present, and to not communicate with anyone under the age of 16 over the Internet unless it’s for a legitimate business purpose.

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-new ... ar-in-jail
Thomas, Administrator

User avatar
Thomas
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1408
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:18 pm
Location: Canada

Ottawa OPP officer who lured girl, 15, sentenced to one year

Postby Thomas » Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:32 pm

Ottawa OPP officer who lured girl, 15, sentenced to one year in jail

To Ontario Provincial Police officer Michael Janho, texting a troubled 15-year-old girl nearly every day for two-and-a-half months, giving her rides in his vehicle, and buying her alcohol and an iPad, was just “innocent flirting.”

But to Ontario Superior Court Justice Charles Hackland, it was predatory, grooming behaviour targeting a vulnerable young girl “aimed at achieving a sexual relationship.”

In his ruling on Tuesday, Hackland sentenced the constable, who worked in the OPP Kanata detachment, to one year in jail after he pleaded guilty to one count of child luring, and ordered that he be placed on the federal sex offender registry for 10 years.

“That a police officer would embark on an exploitative relationship such as this with a child is shocking,” the judge said in court.

“Protecting children is an essential trust obligation of police officers and this offence is an egregious violation of that trust.”

Janho was 30 when he first met the girl and her friend at a shopping mall in the summer of 2012 and gave them a ride while he was off duty.

Over the course of their relationship, the officer exchanged some 1,300 text messages with the young girl, a handful of them sexually explicit. He told her he was a police officer and while she initially lied about being 18, she later told him she was 15.

He said he ended things when he learned from a third party that she was a minor, but her aunt provided Ottawa police with his phone number after she found it in her niece’s cellphone under the contact “Mike.” Police called the number in December 2012 and Janho answered the phone, admitting he knew the girl and that he could get in trouble.

Six months later in 2013, he was charged with child luring by means of telecommunication and later released from custody with conditions.

A subsequent charge of unlawful possession of a weapon was withdrawn the day he pleaded guilty to the luring charge.

Hackland said a pre-sentence report was not “entirely reassuring” in that a psychiatrist who assessed Janho said that, while he admits he made a poor decision and cannot justify it, he views himself as “a victim of police misconduct rather than the perpetrator of the offence.”

The judge took into account that he is a first-time offender and supportive letters filed with the court described him as a “loyal and helpful friend” and a brave police officer.

“Further, his guilty plea spared this girl and her guardian the stress of testifying at a criminal trial,” Hackland said.

On the other hand, the judge said he was “troubled” that the officer chalked up the matter as “innocent flirting” and has not sought professional help to remediate his conduct, according to the report.

The short-lived relationship made family life at home difficult for the girl’s aunt, her guardian at the time, and interfered with her parenting efforts, according to her victim impact statement.

Janho, now 34, had supporters in the courtroom before police came to put him in handcuffs.

The judge also said his jail sentence will be followed by probation for three years which will require him to attend counselling to address sexual behaviour and mental health issues. Part of his sentencing conditions also prohibit him from contacting the victim or her family, attending parks for five years where minors are ought to be expected to be present, and to not communicate with anyone under the age of 16 over the Internet unless it’s for a legitimate business purpose.

http://www.ottawasun.com/2016/11/16/ott ... ar-in-jail
Thomas, Administrator

User avatar
Thomas
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1408
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:18 pm
Location: Canada


Return to Federal Statutes Violations

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron