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Fake social media, email accounts central in child pornography case

07/28/2014 10:34 EDT | Updated 09/27/2014 05:59 EDT
Toronto Police Det. Scott McQuoid announced on Monday an arrest in a child exploitation investigation where police believe there may be more victims.

James "Jim" Vanderberg, 57, is charged with making, accessing and possessing child pornography.

His formal charges include:

- Five counts of making child pornography.

- Possession of child pornography.

- Accessing child pornography.

- Making available child pornography.

- Luring a child under 16 years old.

Police say that a man used social media and email under fake names to lure children into pornography. The man created profiles to make himself appear to be a teenage girl in order to contact other teenage girls.

The investigation was brought on by a complaint and lasted six months.

Police say he used the following names and email addresses:

- Abigail Davies; abbydavies429@gmail.com.

- Danica Pines: danicapines@gmail.com.

- Maria Moon: zippym97@gmail.com.

- Natasha Z: natashamoo97@gmail.com.

- Jim Victorry: jvictorry@gmail.com.

- Ashton Gomes: ashtongomes98@gmail.com.

Police believe there are more victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-8500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.

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