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June 23, 2005
City worker suspended, arrested after accessing child pornography on the job
The City of Toronto today suspended the employment of a staff member who
allegedly used his office computer to access child pornography. An internal
investigation by the City is now under way. Toronto Police were notified and
the City was contacted to assist with the investigation.

The Toronto Police Service arrested the City employee today, charging him with
possession of child pornography, distribution of child pornography and
attempting to import child pornography.

"The City of Toronto takes allegations like these extremely seriously," said
City Manager Shirley Hoy. "The vast majority of City staff are hard-working,
dedicated public servants. I expect integrity to be the priority of every
member of the Toronto Public Service."

The City adopted an Information and Technology Acceptable Use Policy in May
this year. Staff were informed that breach of this policy, including the
viewing and/or distribution of illegal material, such as child pornography,
could result in dismissal.

Media contact:

Brad Ross
City of Toronto Media Relations
416-919-6503 (cell)



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