Monday, July 08, 2013

University of Toronto prof arrested on child porn charges

Police have arrested a University of Toronto professor and member of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s transition team on child exploitation charges that include making child pornography.

Benjamin Levin, 61, was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of distributing child pornography and one count each of making child pornography, counselling to commit an indictable offence and agreeing to or arranging for a sexual offence against a child under 16.

Levin, who is currently a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto and is the Canada research chair in education leadership and policy, was once deputy minister of education from 2004 to 2009 under former premier Dalton McGuinty.