Arrest in child pornography investigation

By Sara Faruqi, Toronto Police Service Published: 1:48 p.m. July 28, 2014
Updated: 2:07 p.m. July 28, 2014

A Toronto man has been arrested and charged in a child pornography investigation by the Toronto Police Service Sex Crimes Child Exploitation section.

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Detective Constable Scott McQuoid announces the arrest of a Toronto man after a child pornography investigation

It is alleged that James “Jim” Vanderberg, 57, of Toronto was responsible for luring a child over the internet, as well as making, accessing, possessing and making available child pornography over the internet. 

Toronto police were tipped off, six months ago by the RCMP, through a complaint forwarded to them by the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) an American organisation, which was initially informed by an American internet service provider about Vanderberg’s alleged activities.According to Detective Constable Scott McQuoid, of Sex Crimes Child Exploitation, several reports were received over a period of six months, with an arrest made on Wednesday, July 23.

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James "Jim" Vanderberg 57, faces nine charges in a child pornography investigation.

Vanderberg has been accused of posing as a teenage girl on social media, under numerous aliases. Investigators believe there may be other victims. 

It is alleged he used the following user names and email addresses: 

Abigail Davies; 

Danica Pines: 

Maria Moon: 

Natasha Z:

Jim Victorry: 

Ashton Gomes:

Constable Laurie McCann on online predators

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-8500, 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.

Reporting can also be made at Canada's National Tip Line for Reporting the Online Sexual Exploitation of Children by clicking here.

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