The Greater Sudbury Police Service Cyber Crime Unit identified a Sudbury resident that had been involved in Luring teens on the Internet between July 2016 and January of 2018. The male resident took an image of one 16-year-old teen and then distributed the image.
With assistance from the Integrated Crime Team and Tactical Unit, a search warrant was executed on the 7th of February 2018 at a Greater Sudbury residence. Computers and data storage devices have been seized for computer forensic examination.
On the 7th of February 2018 a 51-year-old male from Greater Sudbury was arrested and charged with the following offences:
- Luring a Child Under 18 years of age
- Luring a Child under 16 years of age (4 counts)
- Indecent Act (4 counts)
- Make Child Pornography
- Distribute Child Pornography
The male will attend bail court on the 8th of February 2018 to answer to the charges.
The Greater Sudbury Police Service Cyber Crime Unit is part of the Ontario Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet which has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General
“These charges have yet to be proven in a Court of law, and all accused individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty”