Kingston, Ont. Man facing more than a dozen counts in child bait investigation – Kingston

OPP and Kingston Police have filed 19 new charges against a Kingston man as a result of an ongoing investigation into child baiting.

Police say Project Shamrock began in January when they were made aware of a man who was luring women and girls for exploitation through social media platforms.

The investigation was conducted by the Provincial Trafficking Intelligence Organization (IJFS) of the OPP Anti-Trafficking Unit, Kingston Police, Ottawa Police Service, Peterborough Police Service and OPP Digital Forensics.

Police say 10 victims were originally identified through a victim services agency and they are now at a safe location.

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Kingston, Ont. Police say the man was arrested for “hate-motivated” assault

The defendant was arrested on April 6 on those charges, but since then more victims have come forward and the list of charges has grown.

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Michael Mark Haaima, 38, of Kingston, is charged with a total of 95 felonies:

  • sexual assault para. 271(1) – 20 points
  • unlawful access to child pornography, § 163.1 (4.1) – seven counts
  • Obtaining sexual services for money, p. 286.1(1) – six counts
  • Compulsive, para. 279(2) – seven points
  • Assault, sec 266 – three counts
  • Harassment by monitoring and harassment, para. 264(2)(c)
  • Overcoming Attack Resistances/Suffocation Attempts, Sec. 246(a) – four counts
  • criminal harassment through communications, Sec. 264 (2)(b)
  • sexual assault with choking, Sec. 272 (1)(c.1) – five counts
  • uttering threats of death or physical harm para. 264.1(1)(a) – four counts
  • uttering threats to cause death or physical harm to an animal, § 264.1(1)(c)
  • Compulsions to Bestiality, Sec. 160 (2)
  • Mischief under $5,000, Sec. 430 (4)
  • Solicitation for Sexual Touch, Sec. 152 – three counts
  • Sexual Interference, par. 151 – three counts
  • Placement of a person under the age of 18, para. 286.3 (2)
  • Human trafficking involving a person under the age of 18, Sec. 279.011 (1)
  • Obtaining paid sexual services under 18, Sec. 286.1(2) – three counts
  • sexual assault with a weapon, para. 272(1)(a)
  • sexual assault involving bodily harm, Section 272(1)(c)
  • sexual assault causing bodily harm, § 272(2)(b) – two counts
  • Baiting for the Production of Child Pornography Sec. 172.1(1)(b) – two counts
  • aggravated sexual assault, Art. 273(2)(b) – two counts
  • Production of Child Pornography, Sec. 163.1(2) – two counts
  • Making available child pornography, § 163.1(3)
  • Possession of child pornography para 163.1(4) – four points
  • Access to child pornography, Section 423(1)(b)
  • blackmail, sec. 346 (1.1)(b)
  • Assault with a weapon, para. 267(a)
  • Assault with a weapon causing bodily harm, § 267(b)
  • Attack with a weapon – Choke, Sec. 267 (c)
  • Voyeurism, sec 162(1) – two counts
  • Disobeying a Lawful Order (Failure to Notice), Sec. 127

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Haaima was held in custody. Police are asking other possible victims to contact investigators.

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“The success of Project Shamrock is an important message that we, as the police community, remain committed to investigating and holding accountable those who commit these predatory crimes,” said Kingston Police Chief Antje McNeely.

“We will work tirelessly to reduce victimization and protect the most vulnerable in our communities. I would like to thank our police partners for their unwavering commitment and continued work in this important area.”

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