Under the Criminal Code, any of the following amount to child pornography (child abuse) material:
Under the Criminal Code (Canada), it is illegal to:
A person commits the luring offence who, by means of telecommunication, communicates with:
Sex tourism or, more specifically, traveling to a foreign country to engage in sexual activity with a child, has become a well-developed component of the commercial-sexual exploitation of children. It is an offence under the Criminal Code for a Canadian to engage in this activity. A person can be tried for this offence upon return to Canada. The offender will be treated as if the incident occurred on Canadian soil, and the penalties will be the same as if the offences had occurred in Canada.
The Criminal Code contains several offences in relation to child prostitution:
Any person who recruits, transports, transfers, receives, holds, conceals, or harbours a child, or exercises control, direction or influence over the movements of a child, for the purpose of exploiting them or facilitating their exploitation is engaging in the act of child trafficking. It is an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada to engage in this activity. Child trafficking can occur within Canada (i.e. recruiting children from one Canadian city to another Canadian city for the purpose of exploiting them) or involve other countries (i.e. transporting a child from Russia to Canada for the purpose of exploiting them).
A person commits this offence if they transmit, make available, distribute or sell sexually explicit material to
Sexually explicit material is defined as:
Material that is not child pornography, and that is
A person commits this offence if they, by means of telecommunication, agrees with a person, or makes an arrangement with a person, to commit an offence
A person commits this offence if they have an intimate image of another person and knowingly posts it online, shares it with someone else, sells it, makes it available, advertises it, or publishes it in any manner, knowing that the person depicted in the image would not consent to it being posted/shared/sold/made available/advertised or published..
An “intimate image” is a visual recording of a person made by any means (e.g. picture or video) in which the person is nude or exposing his or her genitals, buttocks or breasts, or is engaged in explicit sexual activity if:
Cybertip.ca deals with online sexual victimization involving individuals under 18 years of age. However, it is important to note that the non-consensual distribution of an intimate image offence also applies to adults. If you are an adult concerned about a sexual (intimate) image being shared without your consent, learn more about the steps you can take.