Chatham-Kent, Ontario: The Chatham-Kent Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) with the assistance of Windsor Police Service ICE Unit, have arrested and charged a 65-year-old Essex man for allegedly luring a child online.
In November of 2023, officers from the Internet Child Exploitation Unit began an investigation relating to the man luring a child under the age of 18 years of age for a sexual purpose while using social media platforms.
On November 16, 2023, a Criminal Code search warrant was executed at the man’s residence, where he was arrested and held in custody pending a bail hearing.
The victim has been identified and has been offered the necessary support.
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The Chatham-Kent Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet and conducts investigations into Internet Child Exploitation Offences in partnership with numerous Ontario Police Services and law enforcement agencies worldwide. The investigations conducted by the Chatham-Kent Police Service ICE unit are made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.
For media inquiries regarding the work conducted by members of the Provincial Strategy and its role in protecting children, please contact the Provincial Strategy Coordinator – Detective Staff Sergeant Tim Brown of the Ontario Provincial Police at 705-238-1820 or email@example.com.