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News Release: February 13, 2018

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News Release

Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: February 13, 2018
Occurrence Type: Barrie Man Faces Child Pornography Charges
Occurrence #: BA18006223
Date: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:30pm

Together the Barrie Police Service and Northern Alberta Police Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit's commenced a child pornography investigation and arrested a 30-year-old Barrie man.

The investigation led to the execution of a search warrant at an address on Patrick Drive, in the City of Barrie, and the seizure of four (4) devices. It is alleged the accused was in possession of child pornography and attempted to lure a 14-year-old victim residing in Alberta.

The accused has been charged with; Luring a Person under 16 Years of Age, Possession of Child Pornography, Possession for the Purpose of Distributing or Sale of Child Pornography and Invitation to Sexual Touching.   

The accused was held for a bail hearing and will appear in a Barrie Court of Justice on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

The Barrie Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit is a partner within Ontario’s “Provincial Strategy” to protect children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the internet.  This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA18006223