Chatham man arrested for child exploitation offences
A 40-year-old man from Chatham is facing charges after he allegedly attempted to solicit explicit images from a teen girl using fake social media accounts, police said.
According to a press release from the Chatham-Kent Police Service, in October of 2022 the Internet Child Exploitation Unit received a complaint of a man who attempted to solicit images from a teen girl from fake social media accounts.
Police said it was believed that the suspect resided in the Chatham-Kent area due to his knowledge of the area.
Through “various investigative techniques,” police said a suspect was later identified and arrested.
On Jan. 26, a 40-year-old man from Chatham was arrested and charged with luring a child to make child pornography and luring a child to commit sexual interference for his alleged involvement.
The accused was transported to police headquarters and later released on multiple conditions and a future court date.
Police said that in order to protect the victim’s identity and as the investigation is ongoing, no further information will be released.
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