A dispute between a father and son June 5 at a residence on Algonquin Avenue in North Bay escalated, police say, when one of them attacked the other with a sword. The investigation began when a North Bay parent was monitoring their teen son's online communication and saw a chat on Instagram and Snapchat. The suspect had used multiple fake usernames and profile pictures to portray himself as a teenage female. Swartwood was arrested in May and charged with attempted sexual exploitation, possession of child pornography and attempted receipt of child pornography. He pled guilty on June 17 of this year to the child pornography related charges and was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. North Bay Police Chief Scott Tod said the case shows how important it is for parents to communicate with their children, especially during the pandemic when so many are online.
Lockdown 'sexting' blackmail concerns for young people sharing images
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Sexting is making sexually suggestive images and sharing these images using mobile phones or by posting them on the internet and social media. The images might be photographs of yourself or someone else naked or partially naked. You might think that sexting is something risky, dangerous and illegal. For teenagers, sexting is often fun and consensual. Your child and her friends might also see sexting as part of building relationships and self-confidence, and exploring sexuality, bodies and identities. Young people do worry about their images being shared with other people including friends and family members.
Sexting: What Parents Need to Know
This resource sheet provides information about safety and good practice when images of children and young people are displayed online. It outlines the legal obligations for Internet users who post images of children and young people on the Internet, and some of the emerging issues associated with the displaying of online images by children and young people. Guidance is also provided for supporting children and young people to be safe online. Throughout this paper, a child or young person refers to a person under the age of 18 years.
A man admitted to sexual exploitation of a minor for solicited nude photos of a year-old girl. File photo MLive. Dustyn Olmstead, 31, of Vermontville, pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor, which carries a penalty of at least 15 years, and up to 30, in prison, and distribution of child pornography, a five- to year felony. He will be sentenced Dec.