(Mattawa, ON) – On September 24, 2017, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Mattawa Detachment received a call about someone asking young girls to send naked photos of themselves using Snapchat.

The OPP began an investigation into the allegation and located numerous victims who were sent sexually explicit photos and videos over Snapchat.

As a result of the investigation, a 19-year-old male has been charged with the following:

  • Invitation to Sexual Touching Under 16 Years of Age, contrary to section 152 of the Criminal Code (CC) X 4;
  • Make Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Person Under 16 Years of Age, contrary to section 171.1(1)(b) of the CC X 5;
  • Luring a Person Under 16 Years of Ace by Means of Telecommunication, contrary to section 172.1(1)(b) of the CC x 6 and;
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the CC X 6.

The accused name is being withheld for the privacy of the young victims. The male is being held for bail on October 5, 2017 at the Ontario Court of Justice North Bay.