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News Release: February 20, 2018

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News Release

Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: February 20, 2018
Occurrence Type: Child Pornography Charges Laid ICE Unit
Occurrence #: BA18004362
Date: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 2:00pm

On Friday, February 16, 2018, Investigators of the Barrie Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit arrested a 39-year-old Barrie man following a child pornography investigation.

It is alleged the accused initiated contact with a 14-year-old female, which further led to inappropriate conversations. The investigation led to the seizure of two devices belonging to the accused.

The accused has been charged with; Luring a Person under 16 Years of Age and Possession for the Purpose of Publication of any Child Pornography.    

The accused was held for bail, and is scheduled to appear in a Barrie Court of Justice on Wednesday, March 14, 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: BA18004362