Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Why did the Israeli government protect pedophile Vitaly Levshin living in Toronto, Canada?

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At 6:57 AM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

Why did the Israeli government protect Israeli pedophile Vitaly Levshin living in Toronto, Canada? By not extraditing him and charging him with the numerous outstanding offenses against children in Israel, the Israeli government has allowed Vitaly Levshin to operate freely for the past 5 years preying on children. There are serious allegations of sexually assaulting numerous children, creating and distributing child pornography worldwide and even allegations that he was trafficking children for sexual purposes.

This is outrageous.

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1)
T.O. man faces child porn charges
Winnipeg Sun, Canada
January 25, 2005
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Law/2005/01/25/909881-cp.html

TORONTO (CP) - An Israeli man living in Canada as a landed immigrant has been charged with sexual assault and making child pornography, Toronto police said Tuesday.

Vitaly Levshin, 46, was charged with sexual assault, sexual
interference, and making and possessing child pornography after being arrested in November. Authorities say the charges relate to a 10-year-old child in Toronto and five assaults in Toronto and Ukraine over the past two years.

Police searched a home in the city's north end and found thousands of images of about 25 boys posing in various states of undress or
involved in sex acts with other boys or men.

The pictures showed one Toronto victim being sexually abused from the age of seven until he was 16, Det. Sgt. Paul Gillespie said Tuesday at a news conference.

"We watched this boy grow up," he said. "Some of these pictures were, in fact, taken in Toronto, as we can tell from standard Toronto landmarks in the background, such as the CN Tower."

"Our belief is that boys are brought to Canada for the purpose of
having sex with men."

Police believe the victims may be living in Canada as well as Israel, Ukraine and Russia.

Officers say chat logs, e-mails and other documents found on a seized computer show the accused was exchanging child pornography with others around the world.

They say the documents also revealed discussions with others about
sex with children and how to bring children into Canada from other
parts of the world.

Interpol officers in Jerusalem notified Toronto police in October
that they had a warrant for the arrest of a man wanted for numerous sexual assaults on children and making child pornography, police
said.

Authorities say Levshin arrived in Canada in 2000 and was granted
landed immigrant status, but efforts to start extradition
proceedings - which had to be initiated by Israeli authorities - were rejected.

Since Israeli authorities were reluctant to extradite Levshin, the
matter was referred to the Canada Border Services Agency, police
said.

An officer with the agency obtained an immigration arrest warrant for Levshin in November, and police say he was arrested in Toronto the next day.

About 2,000 of the pictures appear to have been taken either by the accused or his international associates, police said.

Police say Levshin - who worked as a pianist and placed ads seeking young boys to assist him in performances - was originally from Ukraine but is believed to have lived in or travelled to Russia, Moldova, Israel and the United States.

Levshin is in police custody and is to appear via video in a Toronto court on Thursday.

2)
T.O. police arrest man on child porn charges
CTV.ca News Staff
January 25, 2005
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1106678169406_1020
87369/?hub=Canada

Toronto police have arrested a man they allege fled Israel to escape child pornography charges, only to continue his crimes in Canada.

Police say that when 46-year-old Vitaly Levshin came to Canada in
2000, he was granted Landed Immigrant status.

Some four years later, Interpol and Israeli police contacted their
Toronto counterparts to say they had tracked Levshin to the Ontario
capital.

The Israeli embassy in Ottawa told CTV News that charges were never laid in Israel, because Levshin fled to Canada in the preliminary stages of the investigation. Police there were looking into information related to sexual assaults on children, as well as the online distribution of child pornography.

When Levshin was arrested in November at his north Toronto home,
police say they discovered some 3,000 pictures in his possession
involving about 25 unidentified boys in various stages of undress or involved in sex acts with other boys and men.

Police also said computer records contain evidence Levshin was
exchanging pornography with people around the world.

Levshin was charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, and
making and possessing child pornography.

Authorities say the charges relate to a 10-year-old child in Toronto and five assaults in Toronto and Ukraine over the past two years.

Police believe that some of the youths in pictures appear to have
been brought to Canada solely for the purpose of having sex with men.

According to Toronto Police Det. Sgt. Paul Gillespie, a boy known as Pasha, for example, is seen in a series of photos that date back to the time he was seven-years-old until he was 16.

"We watched this boy grow up," Gillespie told reporters at a briefing Tuesday morning. "Some of these pictures were, in fact, taken in Toronto as we can tell by standard Toronto landmarks such as the CN Tower."

Police say, during the time he's lived in the Toronto area, Levshin
advertised in local Russian-language papers for young boys to assist with his professional piano performances.

Anyone with information concerning the accused is asked to contact
the Toronto Police Service's Child Exploitation Section at 416-808-
7985.

Levshin is scheduled to face charges of sexual assault and sexual
interference as well as making and possessing child pornography when he appears in a Toronto court on Thursday.

3)
Charges for child-porn suspect
CBC News
January 25, 2005
http://toronto.cbc.ca/regionalnews/caches/to-porn20050125.html

TORONTO – Toronto Police have laid charges against an Israeli man
arrested last fall on child pornography charges.

The 46-year-old man was arrested in November at his north Toronto
home on an immigration arrest warrant.

He was wanted by Israeli police on charges of sexually assaulting
children and producing child pornography.

During the raid of his home, investigators found thousands of
pornographic images of children.

On Tuesday, police said the suspect has now been charged with sexual assaults on a 10-year-old boy in 2003 and 2004.

The man has been detained in custody. His next court appearance is
scheduled for Jan. 27.


4)
Man charged in child-porn probe
10-year-old boy alleged victim
Israeli citizen here since 2000
by TRACY HUFFMAN - CRIME REPORTER
Toronto Star, Canada
Jan. 26, 2005
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?
pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1106693414598&call
_pageid=970599119419

Photo caption: Vitaly Levshin, 46, faces charges as part of an
international child-exploitation probe.

Police are seeking help in an international child-exploitation
investigation that led to charges against an Israeli citizen alleged to have sexually assaulted a 10-year-old Toronto boy.

Investigators believe the man, who has lived in Toronto since 2000, made child pornography using at least two dozen boys.

"We are trying to determine if there are other victims. We believe
there are," Det. Sgt. Paul Gillespie of the sex crimes unit told a
news conference at police headquarters yesterday.

So far the charges against the man relate to one alleged victim.

Following the man's arrest on Nov. 30, police seized a computer and other paraphernalia from his home, Gillespie said.

"Three-thousand pictures were recovered ... many involving young boys in various sex acts," he said.

The material includes graphic sexual photographs of children between the ages of 7 and 15, he said.

"We believe some live in Canada," Gillespie said, adding the man has been active in the Russian and Ukrainian communities in Toronto.

Police allege the man, an Israeli of Ukrainian descent, was
exchanging child pornography worldwide. Gillespie said he believes
some victims are from Russia and at least one has visited Toronto.

"Chat logs, emails and documents recovered from the accused's
computer reveal that he was exchanging child pornography with men all over the world," said Det. Jim Muscat. "The accused and these men had discussions about having sex with children in Canada and elsewhere in the world and discussed how to bring children to Canada from other parts of the world."

Toronto police became involved in the investigation after Israeli
authorities charged Shimon Bentov in Israel late last year, alleging he committed sexual assaults on children and child-pornography offences. Authorities in Israel were also seeking the man arrested in Toronto in relation to the same charges.

Toronto police acted on the information immediately, and the man was arrested at his home near Bathurst St. and Steeles Ave. W. on an immigration warrant.

He is now charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, making
child pornography and possession of child pornography in relation to the 10-year-old boy.

Police allege the man was also involved in assaults on two boys,
possibly brothers, who may live in Moscow.

"Child pornography pictures of one victim, known only as Pasha, show this child being sexually abused beginning at the age of about 7 and continuing until he was about 16," Muscat said.

"Some of these pictures were taken in Toronto ... during the summer months of 2001 and 2002. Investigators also have pictures of other unknown boys obviously taken in Toronto."

During his time in Toronto, the man has worked as a pianist and
played several venues.

"He placed advertisements in Russian-language newspapers seeking to employ young boys to assist with his piano performances," Muscat said.

He has also been employed at Aelita Musical Enterprises and the
Martha Hicks School of Ballet, both in Toronto, and Pizzazz 'n Jazz VP Dance Studio in Bolton.

Charged is Vitaly Levshin, 46. He will appear in court again tomorrow via a video hookup.

5)
Israeli nabbed in sex assault, child porn case
CP
Edmonton Sun, Canada
January 26, 2005
http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/EdmontonSun/News/2005/01/26/910408-
sun.html

TORONTO -- An Israeli man living in Canada as a landed immigrant has been charged with sexual assault and making child pornography,
Toronto police said yesterday. Vitaly Levshin, 46, was charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, and making and possessing child pornography, after being arrested in November.

Authorities say the charges relate to a 10-year-old child in Toronto and five assaults in Toronto and Ukraine over the past two years.

Police searched a home in the city's north end and found thousands of images of about 25 boys posing in various states of undress or
involved in sex acts with other boys or men.

The pictures showed one Toronto victim being sexually abused from the age of seven until he was 16, Det. Sgt. Paul Gillespie said yesterday at a news conference.

"We watched this boy grow up," he said. "Some of these pictures were, in fact, taken in Toronto, as we can tell from standard Toronto landmarks in the background, such as the CN Tower."

"Our belief is that boys are brought to Canada for the purpose of
having sex with men."

Police believe the victims may be living in Canada as well as Israel, Ukraine and Russia.

Officers allege chat logs, e-mails and other documents found on a
seized computer show it was used to exchange child pornography around the world.

They say the documents also revealed discussions with others about
sex with children and how to bring children into Canada from other
parts of the world.

Interpol officers in Jerusalem notified Toronto police in October
that they had a warrant for the arrest of a man wanted for numerous sexual assaults on children and making child pornography, police said.

Authorities say Levshin arrived in Canada in 2000 and was granted
landed immigrant status, but efforts to start extradition
proceedings - which had to be initiated by Israeli authorities - were rejected.

An officer with the Canadian Border Services Agency obtained an
immigration arrest warrant for Levshin in November, and police say he was arrested in Toronto the next day. Police allege about 2,000 of the pictures appear to have been taken either by the accused or
members of an international porn ring.

Police say Levshin - who worked as a pianist and placed ads seeking young boys to assist him in performances - was originally from Ukraine.

Levshin is in police custody and is to appear via video in a Toronto court tomorrow.


6)
The piano man and the child prey
By JEFF GRAY
The Globe and Mail, Canada
Wednesday, January 26, 2005 - Page A1
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/2005012
6/CHILDPORN26/TPNational/Toronto

TORONTO -- He once played piano part time at a midtown Toronto ballet school, a quiet Russian-speaking man whose English was shaky and who usually stepped out by himself for a smoke. At other times, he taught children music and enlisted young boys to help him when he performed at parties or events.

But Toronto Police announced yesterday that 46-year-old Ukrainian-
born Vitaly Levshin, an Israeli citizen with landed-immigrant status here, has been charged with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Toronto boy and making thousands of child-pornography images that he distributed around the world.

And police allege that Mr. Levshin, who worked or taught in at least three Toronto-area music or dance schools, is part of an
international child-pornography network that allegedly has procured fake documents and smuggled children from Russia or other countries into Canada with disturbing ease for sex and for graphic photo shoots.

Investigators believe there are other victims in Toronto, elsewhere in Canada, and in other countries.

"I'm going to call this the tip of the iceberg, because it really
is," Detective-Sergeant Paul Gillespie of the Toronto Police child-
exploitation unit told reporters yesterday.

He contends Mr. Levshin and his associates had frank on-line
discussions about smuggling children into Canada, and that police
were just starting to pierce what appeared to be a sophisticated
network to circumvent Canadian immigration authorities. He speculated the smugglers may have had inside help.

"How do they do it? . . . Does somebody have an in? What's going on? That's what we're looking into."

None of the allegations against Mr. Levshin, who is in custody and
will appear before a judge tomorrow by remote-video remand, have been proven in court.

Police identified three places where they said Mr. Levshin worked or had access to children over the four years they believe he has been in Canada: Aelita Musical Enterprises on Arran Crescent near Bayview Avenue and Steeles Avenue West; Martha Hicks Ballet School near Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue; and the Pizzazz and Jazz VIP Dance Studio in Bolton.

Ms. Hicks said she hired Mr. Levshin to play piano for girls' ballet classes for about 1½ years, finishing in 2002.

She stressed that he was never alone with any of the students. Police contacted her about him in November, but she was confident he had no contact with young boys at her studio.

His English was weak, she said. "I just found him quiet. He was a
very accomplished piano player for ballet class," Ms. Hicks said.

It was Interpol, the international policing organization, that
brought Mr. Levshin to the attention of the Toronto Police fugitive squad. Interpol told Toronto investigators last October that he had been charged with a long list of sexual offences against children in Israel, including making and distributing child pornography, and that he may be living in Toronto.

Israeli authorities proved reluctant to call for Mr. Levshin's
extradition, for reasons that were not clear yesterday, and police
here launched an investigation of their own. They tracked him down to a North York high-rise.

The Canadian Border Services Agency, which has a member on the
fugitive squad, issued an immigration warrant for his arrest stemming from the Israeli charges on Nov. 29, and police arrested him at a Vaughan address in the early morning hours of Nov. 30.

They also searched his Toronto apartment, seizing several computers and computer disks.

Investigators contend they found close to 3,000 images of child
pornography, Det.-Sgt. Gillespie said.

"These pictures involve young boys, typically between about 7 and 15 years of age, in various stages of undress, right through to full sex acts with each other and with adult men," Det.-Sgt. Gillespie said.

Police have identified 25 individual boy victims in the pictures,
including the 10-year-old Toronto boy identified as John Doe, who
they allege was assaulted in Toronto and in Ukraine over a period of two years.

Other boys -- Mr. Levshin allegedly referred to them with the Russian first names Pavel, Pasha and Sasha -- are shown both in Toronto and in other countries.

Pasha, who was here as recently as 2002, appears to have been
victimized over eight years, from age 7 to age 15, Det.-Sgt.
Gillespie said.

"We watched this boy grow up," he said. "Some of these pictures were in fact taken in Toronto, as we can tell by standard Toronto
landmarks in the background, such as the CN Tower."

7)
T.O. police arrest man on child porn charges
Source: CTV.ca
By: Jim Junkin
Computer Crime Research Center, Ukraine
January 26, 2005
http://www.crime-research.org/news/26.01.2005/921/

Toronto police have arrested a man they allege fled Israel to escape child pornography charges, only to continue his crimes in Canada.

Police say that when 46-year-old Vitaly Levshin came to Canada in
2000, he was granted Landed Immigrant status.

Some four years later, Interpol and Israeli police contacted their
Toronto counterparts to say they had tracked Levshin to the Ontario
capital.

The Israeli embassy in Ottawa told CTV News that charges were never laid in Israel, because Levshin fled to Canada in the preliminary stages of the investigation. Police there were looking into information related to sexual assaults on children, as well as the online distribution of child pornography.

When Levshin was arrested in November at his north Toronto home,
police say they discovered some 3,000 pictures in his possession
involving about 25 unidentified boys in various stages of undress or involved in sex acts with other boys and men.

Police also said computer records contain evidence Levshin was
exchanging pornography with people around the world.

Levshin was charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, and
making and possessing child pornography.

Authorities say the charges relate to a 10-year-old child in Toronto and five assaults in Toronto and Ukraine over the past two years.

Police believe that some of the youths in pictures appear to have
been brought to Canada solely for the purpose of having sex with men.

According to Toronto Police Det. Sgt. Paul Gillespie, a boy known as Pasha, for example, is seen in a series of photos that date back to the time he was seven-years-old until he was 16.

"We watched this boy grow up," Gillespie told reporters at a briefing Tuesday morning. "Some of these pictures were, in fact, taken in Toronto as we can tell by standard Toronto landmarks such as the CN Tower."

Police say, during the time he's lived in the Toronto area, Levshin advertised in local Russian-language papers for young boys to assist with his professional piano performances.

Anyone with information concerning the accused is asked to contact
the Toronto Police Service's Child Exploitation Section at 416-808-
7985.

Levshin is scheduled to face charges of sexual assault and sexual
interference as well as making and possessing child pornography when he appears in a Toronto court on Thursday.

 
At 4:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rabbi Milton Balkany alert!

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At 4:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Balkany comment is mine.

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