Local man charged in child luring investigation

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Investigators from the Chatham-Kent Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) have arrested and charged a 22-year-old Chatham man for allegedly luring a child online.

Earlier this month, officers from the ICE unit began an investigation relating to a man luring a child less than 16 years of age for a sexual purpose while using social media platforms.

A search warrant was executed at the man’s residence, where he was arrested and held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The victim has been identified and has been offered the necessary support.

The investigation is currently ongoing.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet and conducts investigations into Internet child exploitation offences in partnership with numerous Ontario police services and law enforcement agencies worldwide.

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