February 8, 2019 12:42 pm

Port Colborne man facing charges in child sex abuse investigation

A 50-year-old man has been arrested, following an investigation into the sexual exploitation of children in Port Colborne.

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An investigation into the sexual exploitation of children has resulted in the arrest of a 50-year-old Port Colborne man.

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Niagara Regional Police say the investigation began last month and led investigators to a home in the city, where a search warrant was executed on Thursday.

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Police say a number of computer systems and storage media were seized and forensically examined.

As a result of the investigation, Todd Albert Klacko was arrested and is facing several charges, including sexual assault of a person under 16 years of age, invitation to sexual touching and failing to comply with a prohibition regarding children.

Police say Klacko has been held in custody pending a bail hearing Friday.

Investigators say they have reason to believe that there are additional victims within the community.

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Anyone with information in this matter is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Dave Biggar at 905-688-4111 ext. 9128 or at david.biggar@niagarapolice.ca.

Members of the public are also encouraged to report crimes anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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