Fergus man faces child pornography, online luring charges

TORONTO – A Fergus man arrested by Toronto Police last week is facing child pornography, online luring and sexual interference charges.

The Toronto Police Service’s Sex Crimes – Child Exploitation Section announced the arrest and charges on March 30.

Police say that officers executed a warrant “in the Wellington County area” on March 24 and seized “a quantity of computer devices.”

Wilfred Thyssen, 64, of Fergus, was arrested and charged with:

  • distributing child pornography;
  • possessing child pornography;
  • accessing child pornography;
  • luring a child under 16;
  • making arrangements to commit sexual interference; and
  • two counts of attempted sexual interference.

He was to appear in Toronto court on March 24.

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

Reporting can also be made at Canada’s National Tipline for Reporting the Online Sexual Exploitation of Children at www.cybertip.ca.

Police say “this project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.”