On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, the Barrie Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit arrested a 50-year-old Barrie man after a seven-month investigation. The male is now facing charges of Luring a Child and Making Child Pornography.
The accused used the online social media websites Fortnite and TikTok to communicate with the 11-year-old victim living in the USA. The accused exploited the victim and engaged in an explicit chat. The male was held for bail and later released on a Recognizance 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/.
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