Release Date: July 9th, 2020 - 10:09am
Originator: Detective, Barry Malciw, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext 2218
Contact: D/Constable, Arkadiusz Olejarski, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 2273
In October, 2019, a female from Oakville had her iCloud account hacked by an unknown suspect. Intimate images of her were obtained and distributed to persons in her contact list. The suspect also attempted to extort her for additional images.
Members of the Halton Regional Police Service – 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau conducted an investigation and identified a suspect.
On July 8, 2020, a Criminal Code search warrant was executed at an address in Hamilton.
A 32 year old male from Hamilton was arrested and charged with:
-Mischief to Data
-Publishing Intimate Images Without Consent
To protect the identity of the victim police will not be naming the accused.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Olejarski of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2273.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.