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News Release: March 8, 2019

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Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: March 8, 2019
Occurrence Type: 37-year-old Barrie man charged after inappropriate online exchanges
Occurrence #: -
Date: Friday, March 8, 2019 - 2:50pm

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, members of the Barrie Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit arrested a 37-year-old Barrie man following an investigation into inappropriate online exchanges.

The investigation led to the execution of a warrant and the seizure of electronic devices, for further forensic analysis.

The accused has been charged with; Luring a Child, Sending Sexually Explicit Material to a Child and Invitation to Sexual Touching. He appeared in a Barrie Court of Justice on Friday, March 8, 2019.

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: Jennett Mays
                     Corporate Communications Coordinator
Occurrence: BA18056727