Cyber Investigation Leads to Criminal Harassment Charge

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(ESPANOLA, ON) – On January 18, 2022 the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Manitoulin Crime Unit arrested a person in relation to a lengthly harassment related occurrence.

In late February 2021, police initiated an investigation regarding a cyber related harassment complainant. The victim reported that an individual had created a replica Instagram account in which they used to send explicit and harassing messages to other people while under a fictitious profile. After investigation, police identified a person who was arrested and charged.

Danton CONTIN, 23-years-old from Henvey Inlet First Nation was charged with:

  • Criminal Harassment- Repeatedly Communicate, contrary to section 264(2)(b) of the Criminal Code.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on March 7, 2022.

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