Police say an additional eight women have come forward to report being harassed online by a 29-year-old Ottawa man, who is facing charges including criminal harassment, extortion, theft, mischief and various possession charges.
This comes after police raided his home following calls from 13 separate women who say they were harassed online by a man using the alias "Scotty Toppers," bringing the total to 21.
Police executed their warrant on Briargate Private and seized two firearms, two air pistols, ammunition, drugs, scales for weighing drugs, computer equipment and break and enter tools.
Nicholas DeCarlo was in court Saturday. He remains in custody, and will appear again in court Tuesday.
Anyone with information in relation to this investigation is asked to contact the Ottawa Police East District Investigation Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 3566 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.