Police say the Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has been investigating an on-line sexual exploitation of a child case since March.
As a result, on April 26th, in Niagara Falls, 23 year old Devin Ing of Thorold was arrested and charged with the following offences:
Luring a child who is, or who the accused believes is, under the age of 18 years for the purpose of facilitating the commission of an offence under section 163.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada (Make Child Pornography).
Luring a child who is, or who the accused believes is, under the age of 16 for the purpose of facilitating the commission of an offence under section 151 of the Criminal Code of Canada (Sexual Interference).
Making sexually explicit material available to a person who is, or who the accused believes is, under the age of 18 years , for the purpose of facilitating the commission of an offence under section 163.1 (Make Child Pornography)
Investigators are requesting that members of the public contact the Niagara Regional Police Service and provide any available information related to the on-line activities of Devin ING.
The Niagara Regional 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. This investigative initiative has been made possible with financial assistance from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General.
Members of the public can report suspicious Internet activities relating to child exploitation to the Niagara Regional Police Service, or online at www.cybertip.ca.
Internet safety tips for parents, children and Internet users are also available on the website.
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