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Penetanguishene man facing child-pornography charges

Accused being held in custody following bail hearing, says OPP
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The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, Digital Forensics Unit and Southern Georgian Bay detachment members have arrested and charged a resident following a child sexual exploitation investigation.

On March 7, 2023, police executed a search warrant in the Town of Penetanguishene and seized a quantity of electronic devices.

As a result of this investigation, Cody Luther Ferrier, 29 years of age, was arrested and charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Two counts of possession of child pornography, as per Section 163.1 (4)
  • Making available child pornography, as per Section 163.1 (3)

The accused remains in custody following a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear on March 10, 2023, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie.

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.

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

If you have information regarding internet child exploitation and wish to provide information anonymously, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or Reporting information may also be made on the internet through