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Thunder Bay resident charged with child luring

By CJ Goater Mar 1, 2024 | 3:12 PM

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An 18-year-old Thunder Bay resident is facing multiple charges after an investigation into child luring.

The Thunder Bay Police Service began investigating the matter in December after receiving a report that a person had arranged to meet with a 13-year-old female for a sexual encounter.

The investigation found that the female had been talking with someone claiming to be 14 years old online and that the individual had shared unsolicited sexually explicit images with the youth.

The pair then met up and the victim realized the accused was not as young as she believed him to be.

Investigators were able to identify a suspect, and on Tuesday the suspect was arrested.

An 18-year-old has been charged with two counts of luring a person under 16 by means of telecommunication and making sexually explicit material available to a person under 16.

City police are asking if you have any information that could assist investigators, please contact Detective Constable Joel Manherz at (807) 684-1200 ext. 4115. You can submit tips anonymously through Crime Stoppers.