GSPS initiated its investigation in November 2011. Members of the cyber crime unit, working with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security, identified the suspect as Christopher Patrick Gunn. He has allegedly threatened hundreds of girls between the ages of nine and 16 using the Internet and social media.
Gunn pleaded guilty on Aug. 22 to two counts of possession of child pornography, 14 counts of interstate extortion and seven counts of stalking, according to information provided to GSPS by the Department of Homeland Security.
He is scheduled to be sentenced in Montgomery, Alabama on Nov. 20.
The Greater Sudbury Police Service cyber crime unit is part of the Ontario Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet which has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General.