Chatham man facing multiple charges including luring a child after a multi-jurisdiction investigation
WINDSOR, ONT. -- A 31-year-old Chatham man is facing charges including luring a child and attempting to make child pornography after allegedly communicating online with girls he believed to be under the age of 16.
Police say on Friday the Chatham-Kent Police – Internet Child Exploitation Unit and Peel Regional Police executed a search warrant in Chatham in relation to a multi-jurisdiction investigation with included Peel and Peterborough police ICE units.
Police say the man was communicating online (for a sexual purpose) with a female in the Peterborough area that he believed to be under the age of 16 between Feb. 5 and Aug. 28.
The man was also allegedly communicating online (for a sexual purpose) with a female in the Peel-region area that he believed to be under the age of 16 between July 22 and Sept. 11, police say.
The 31-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with two counts of luring a child under 16, attempting to make child pornography, and four counts of making sexually explicit material available to a person under 16.
Police say the man has been released with conditions he must abide by. He has a court date later this month.