Trucker Faces Child Exploit Charges

By Sex Crimes,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 4:42 p.m. March 4, 2015

Investigators believe there may be more victims after the arrest of a man accused of sexually assaulting a girl.

A close up of a man
James Simmerson, 48, faces 10 charges related to sexual assault and child exploitation

It is alleged that between 2008 and January 2015, a man sexually assaulted a girl in the Highway 2/Dale Road area of Port Hope and the Danforth Road/Eglinton Avenue East area of Toronto.

As part of the ongoing investigation, search warrants were executed and various pieces of computer equipment were seized.

It is further alleged that sexual abuse images of children were found on the computer equipment.

It is also alleged that between 2008 and 2012, the man sexually assaulted a woman in the Highway 2/Dale Road area of Port Hope.

James Simmerson, 48, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Three counts of Sexual Assault

2) Two counts of Sexual Exploitation

3) Two counts of Invitation to Sexual Touching 
4) Possession of Child Pornography

5) Two counts of Access Child Pornography

Simmerson lived in the Port Hope area between 2005 and 2012, before moving to Toronto. He was also employed as a long-haul truck driver, travelling within Ontario and between Toronto and the United States, as far as Arizona.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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