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Wasaga Beach man facing child pornography charges

Police seized electronic devices from residence Tuesday
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A Wasaga Beach man is facing child pornography charges after police executed a search warrant at a residence Tuesday.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit and Digital Forensics Unit, along with members of the Huronia West detachment, seized electronic devices as part of a sexual exploitation investigation.

Stephen Way, 53, has been charged with two counts of possession of child pornography. He was held for bail and was set to appear Tuesday in Barrie court.

“Children are our most valuable and precious members of society. Many victims of child sexual abuse are so young that they cannot tell their story. Every time an image or video depicting that abuse is shared, that child is re-victimized,” police stated in a news release.

“The OPP will continue to aggressively identify and pursue individuals who use technology to exploit children. Parents are reminded to take a proactive approach to help protect their children from online sexual exploitation by speaking with their children regarding internet safety. Parents can find resources to assist them at or”

Anyone with information about these types of crimes can provide anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS),, or at