On Sunday, March 5, 2023, the Barrie Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit arrested a 20-year-old Barrie male after a three-month investigation. The male is now facing charges of Luring a Child, Making Child Pornography and Invitation to Sexual Touching.

The accused used an online social media website to communicate with the 9-year-old victim living in the USA and in doing so, exploited and threatened the victim in exchange for explicit pictures. The male was released on an Undertaking with several conditions and a future court date.

Tips on how to stay safe on social media are available on our website: BarriePolice.ca/safety-crime-prevention/.

This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.

Prepared by: Corporate Communications 


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