Toronto child porn suspect: Canadian man ‘in rights are Donald Trump’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Robert Dold is accused of capturing images of infants and toddlers engaging in sexual acts A 31-year-old Toronto man has been arrested on child pornography charges. Robert Dold,…

Toronto child porn suspect: Canadian man 'in rights are Donald Trump'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Robert Dold is accused of capturing images of infants and toddlers engaging in sexual acts

A 31-year-old Toronto man has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Robert Dold, the owner of Success Toys Learning, which sells educational toys to new parents, faces seven counts of child pornography production and three counts of possession of child pornography.

He has not commented on the arrest but his lawyer “welcomes” the case.

Police reportedly confiscated his laptop and other electronic devices.

They are not discussing the conditions of his bail.

Profile: Robert Dold

BBC Home Affairs Correspondent Michael Crick says it was a touchline “story” on TV and radio on Friday, because of two things.

First, this man, who seemed not to have many friends, was also a staunch defender of Donald Trump.

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Robert Dold later tweeted about his favourite employers

And second, everyone in Canada’s cities and suburbs regularly shopped at Success Toys Learning .

“He’s so shy, I would never even imagine him as a potential risk to our children,” said Kristin York, a mother of two girls at York University in Toronto.

“So I am shocked and surprised that I was shopping at his store and here we are.”

Dold, who has been living in Toronto since 2011, told the Toronto Star he would cut his salary to cover his legal fees if his bail was revoked.

What the police said

Toronto Police Superintendent Peter Clavelle told the Star that online paedophiles “end up around us” but that their targets are often children in overseas countries.

He told the Star one photo had Dold’s own name on it – but did not know the whereabouts of its source.

This article is provided by Feeder, an independent news website, from BBC Click

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