Toronto actor convicted of child porn found dead in Minden Lake

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This article is posted mostly for the Canucks. There was a time when the Alexander Keith’s ads were omnipresent in Canada. Rather like the Dos Equis ads. So why do I care? Well, you see, when they were on my gang down at Cheers took great delight in kidding me. Calling me Alexander. Keith. And any other name they may associate with the brand. Then, of course, there were the catch phrases. Every time a new ad was released, I was subject to the latest phrase, saying, or activity demonstrated in that particular ad. FFS, even an Irishman and a Newfie used to tease the crap out of me. Now, to be fair, it was all in good fun, but darn was I ecstatic when this POS was caught with his hand in the boy’s undies cookie jar.

Jenny Yuen Toronto Scum

The body of a missing Scarborough actor — best known for his portrayal of an obnoxious Scotsman in Alexander Keith beer commercials — was found in Minden Lake on Sunday at a time when he was reportedly facing new child pornography charges.

Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Jason Folz said OPP were asked by Toronto Police on July 24 to investigate, a day after Toronto cops had reported the 55-year-old Smith missing.

Smith’s motorcycle was spotted in a parking area on Horseshoe Lake Rd., a few kilometres north of the village of Minden, 190 km northeast of Toronto.

“Based on that information, we started a ground search in close proximity to Minden Lake,” Folz said Tuesday.


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“We also searched that area as well, using our emergency response team for the ground search and our underwater search and recovery started doing some diving in the Minden Lake area.”

On Sunday just before 5:30 p.m., a resident spotted the body.


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“We recovered, what we believe based on photographs, to be Robert Smith,” he said.

On June 17, Toronto Police executed a search warrant in the Lawrence Ave. W. and Yonge St. area after they believed a man “accessed, possessed and made available child sexual abuse material.”

In a news release, cops said a Robert Smith, 55, was charged with two counts of distributing child pornography, three counts of possessing child pornography, and three counts of accessing child pornography.

Robert Norman Smith, centre, leaves College Park courts after his release on bail on Feb. 15, 2006. The actor, best known as the Scotsman in the Alexander Keith’s commercials, is charged with child pornography offences. (MARK O’NEILL/TORONTO SUN FILES)

He appeared at College Park court on June 17.

A police source confirmed to Global News that Smith is the same man who was sentenced to 20 months in prison and three years of probation after pleading guilty to possessing and distributing child porn in 2008.