OPP sergeant facing possession of child porn charge

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OPP sergeant facing possession of child porn charge

Postby Thomas » Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:02 pm

A 46-year-old 17-year veteran of the Ontario Provincial Police officer is facing a child-pornography charge in Thunder Bay.

Thunder Bay Police say they arrested the man, suspected of accessing child pornography on the Internet last month.

With the assistance of the cyber crimes unit and the Thunder Bay Police Service emergency task unit, a search warrant was executed on Wednesday at a Mapleward Road residence.

Mark Anthony Maltais was arrested and held in custody for a court appearance on Thursday. He was later released and is scheduled to be back in court on March 4.

OPP spokesman Sgt. Petero Leon, reached by phone on Thursday, said Maltais joined the force in April 1998.

"At the time of his arrest he was an identification sergeant at the forensic identification services unit located in Thunder Bay, where he served as unit commander," Leon said.

Maltais has been suspended with pay from his duties, as called for under the Police Services Act.

Thunder Bay police say computers and other electronic devices were seized during the execution of the search warrant.

Leon says the matter is before the courts, it would be inappropriate to comment further.

None of the allegations have been proven in a court of law.

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OPP sergeant faces child pornography charges in Thunder Bay

Postby Thomas » Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:14 pm

A 46-year-old Thunder Bay man and OPP sergeant is facing child pornography charges, city police say.

Thunder Bay police's Cyber Crime Unit began an investigation last month, which resulted in officers obtaining a search warrant for the man's Mapleward Road residence.

When the search warrant was executed on Jan. 27, computers and electronic devices were seized from the home, and the man was arrested at the scene.

He will next appear in in court on March 4.

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Child Porn Charge Against OPP Officer

Postby Thomas » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:53 am

A shocker from Thunder Bay Police.

Spokesperson Chris Adams says an OPP officer is facing a charge of possessing child pornography.

He says the Cyber Crime Unit began an investigation in December of last year which culminated in a raid on a Mapleward Road residence on Wednesday and the seizure of computers and electronic devices.

46 year old Mark Anthony Maltais was released from custody on a promise to appear in court March 4th.

At the time of is arrest, Maltais is a Sergeant with the Thunder Bay OPP working as a unit commander out of the forensic lab in the city and his now suspended with pay.

He's been with the force since April of 1998.

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Officer charged with child porn possession

Postby Thomas » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:56 am

A Thunder Bay OPP officer is facing a child porn charge.

The Thunder Bay Police Service cyber crime unit started their investigation in December. On Wednesday, with the help of the emergency task unit, police executed a search warrant at a Mapleward Road residence. Police seized computers and other electronic devices.

Police say 46-year-old Mark Anthony Maltais, a sergeant with the OPP, was held in custody for a court appearance on Thursday. Police charged him with possession of child pornography. Maltais has been released with a court date of March 4.

The allegation has not been proven in court.

This is the second child porn charge laid this month.

Police spokesman Chris Adams said their cyber crimes unit has stepped up their investigations over the years in part because of new technology. But he said what they are seeing is still the tip of the iceberg.

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OPP officer charged with accessing child porn appears in cou

Postby Thomas » Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:55 pm

OPP officer charged with accessing child porn appears in court Friday

THUNDER BAY – A provincial police sergeant charged with accessing child pornography appeared in court on Friday morning.

Mark Anthony Maltais was represented by defence lawyer Gil Labine at the Thunder Bay Courthouse.

Maltais, 46, was arrested and charged by Thunder Bay Police Service officers in January after executing a search warrant at his Mapleward Road home where they seized computers and electronic devices.

When announcing his arrest, police said the alleged offence occurred in December.

Maltais was first hired by the OPP in 1998 and at the time of his arrest was serving as an identification sergeant in the forensic investigations unit in Thunder Bay as the the unit commander.

Maltais has been suspended with pay, as required by the Police Services Act.

The charge has not been tested in court.

The case is scheduled to return to court on April 15.

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Sentencing set for OPP sergeant on child porn charge

Postby Thomas » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:19 pm

Thunder Bay OPP officer Mark Anthony Maltais will be sentenced next month for possession of child porn.

A Thunder Bay-based OPP sergeant will be sentenced in the new year for possession of child pornography.

47-year-old Mark Anthony Maltais was originally charged last January after Thunder Bay police searched a Mapleward Road home where they seized computer equipment. At the time, Maltais was working as commander in the local OPP forensic investigations unit. He was subsequently suspended with pay, under provisions of the Police Services Act.

The sentencing date of February l, 2017 was set after Maltais pleaded guilty last month to one count of possession of child pornography.

The officer is also charged with discreditable conduct under the Police Services Act, but an OPP spokesperson says that will not be dealt with until the court process is completed.

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