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Ottawa man, 40, charged with child porn, sex offences

A 40-year-old man has been charged with a raft of sex offences following an investigation by the Ottawa police’s sexual assault and child abuse (SACA) unit.

Ottawa’s Frederick Gagnon was charged on July 22 in connection to a series of sex offences, police said Wednesday.

Gagnon’s charges include sexual interference, sexual assault on children under 16, exposing genitals to a child under 16, invitation to sexual touching, accessing child pornography, telecommunication with a person under 14 for a specific criminal offence, and several counts of indecent acts.

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Police say the alleged incidents occurred between 2018 and 2020, but SACA investigators believe there might be other victims.

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Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact the SACA tip line at 613-236-1222 ext. 5944 or to email mcm@ottawapolice.ca.

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Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.

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