A Toronto woman has been arrested after police say she posted explicit videos online of herself in front of children.
The 22-year-old, who has not been named, was charged on Thursday with five counts of possessing child pornography.
Toronto police say the videos appeared to be of children aged six to 12.
The woman was arrested on Thursday after her apartment was searched.
A spokeswoman for the sex-trafficking unit of Toronto Police Service declined to release the name of the suspect, saying she is a subject of a police investigation.
Police have charged the woman with five charges of possessing and accessing child pornography over a five-month period.
They are related to the sexual exploitation of a child under 12 years of age, possession of child pornography and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.
Toronto Police Services spokeswoman Jennifer O’Brien says the woman was allegedly in possession of the images and videos.
Toronto Public Health issued a public health alert in March saying that two girls had been exposed to the images.
They were taken to an area hospital for testing and treatment.
In a statement on its website, Toronto Public Safety said that “a suspect was arrested Wednesday night and is currently being detained by police in custody.”
In March, the Toronto Police Sex Crimes Unit announced that it had arrested an 18-year old male suspect who had allegedly been sexually exploiting young girls on the internet.
The man is currently in custody.
The investigation was ongoing and it is not clear if the offences were related.
On March 22, Toronto police charged a woman with one count of trafficking in child pornography after she was arrested after an internet search on the website Silk Road.