Canadian man faces dozens of charges over child sexual assault
Canadian police have announced that a Toronto man faces 96 charges in relation to the sexual assault and abuse he committed against minors through social media platforms.
Toronto police stated that Daniel Langdon, 31, has been charged with 39 counts of sexual assault. He is also accused of creating and possessing child pornography.
Detective Vijay Shetty said that there are “multiple victims aged seven to seventeen” and that the alleged crimes occurred between April 2021, February 2019, and February 2020.
The victims, who lived in different parts of Ontario province, Canada’s most populous region, were believed to have been targeted using Internet apps such as Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
Langdon, who was described as very active on social media, “utilized several usernames and email addresses on various social media platforms and in some cases altered his image to appear younger,” Shetty said.
During a search of Langdon’s home, police found child pornography and evidence indicating that Langdon had sexually assaulted a seven-year-old child at a Toronto park.
The suspect had already been charged with possessing child pornography as far back as 2016 and was barred from visiting public parks or having contact with anyone under the age of 16.