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Thunder Bay Man Arrested on Charges of Child Exploitation

By Adam Riley Sep 21, 2022 | 2:30 PM

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A  23 year old Thunder Bay man has been arrested and faces numerous child exploitation charges.

In August Thunder Bay Police Service Cyber Crime Unit executed a search warrant at a home on Hilldale Road, there they seized multiple electronic devices. Investigators learned the accused was posing as a person under the age of 18 while contacting minors online and soliciting photos and videos from them.

A list of charges includes:

• Possession of Child Pornography • Possession of Child Pornography for the Purpose of Distribution or Sale • Publication of an Intimate Image without Consent • Makes, Prints, Publishes or Possessions for the Purpose of Publication any Child Pornography • Luring a Person Under 16 Years of Age by Means of Telecommunication • Personation with Intent (Identity Fraud) • Luring a Person Under 18 Years of Age by Means of Telecommunication

He was arrested and appeared in bail court on September 21st and was released on conditions and a future appearance date.

Police are encouraging parents to speak to their children about staying safe online.


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