Jukasa Radio News Update Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Child found wandering outside in freezing temperatures
Toronto police found an 18 month old child outside Sunday afternoon wearing only a diaper.
The toddler was discovered in the city’s west end outside an apartment building in temperatures that reached -10 degrees celsius.
A woman driving her car found the child and took him out of the cold, setting him in her car until policee arrived.
An ambulance was called to check on the child but he was not taken to hospital.
The boy was napping and his mother cleaning when police say he woke up and walked out of the building.
Man arrested, charged with child pornography
A London man has been charged with making and distributing child pornography.
Police in Australia contacted London area police in connection to images showing a four year old child.
Officers from Australia and Ontario worked together to locate the child and executed a search warrant at a London home late last week.
A mobile phone and a computer were seized.
Police said the child was not physically injured and is now receiving victim and family supports.
The accused has been issued 11 counts of child porn related charges. His name is not being released to protect the child’s identity.
Remote northern communities left without rape kits
Health Canada says they are sending rape kits to northern Ontario reserves after leaders said they were not properly equipped to deal with sexual assaults.
Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation territory Chief Alvin Fiddler said only 60 percent of the communities in the north have the kits that collect essential forensic evidence after a sexual assault occurs.
Local police in the area criticized Health Canada for not providing the kits to the community saying victims who report assaults have to travel by plane to hospitals in Thunder Bay to have the incidents documented.
NAN Chief of Police says that situation could be discouraging victims from coming forward about assault.
More animal abuse charges for Marineland
The Ontario SPCA says they have laid six new charges of animal cruelty agains Marineland.
The tourist attraction in Niagara Falls was issued 5 charges in November regarding the sites treatment of peacocks, guinea hens and black bears.
Marineland disputed those charges, saying they came from a disgruntled ex employee. Officials from Marineland say they will fight the charges in court.
Crash sends three to hospital
Six Nations Police responded to a crash early Saturday morning on Third Line after a car struck and severed a hydro pole.
Police said the car appeared to have been travelling westbound on 3rd Line when it left the road and travelled on the shoulder for some distance before entering the ditch and colliding with the hydro pole.
Emergency officials located a white 2014 Volkswagen in the ditch with severe damage.
Four occupants of the vehicle were located at the scene.
Police said all four were intoxicated and are trying to find out who was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.
Three of the four were suffering from non life threatening injuries and were transported to West Haldimand General Hospital as a precautionary measure.
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