A 23-year-old Oshawa female has been charged with luring a 15-year-old male online, Durham Police said yesterday.
In March, investigators from the Child Exploitation Unit began an investigation after receiving information about the online luring of a youth from Oklahoma, USA. DRPS was assisted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in locating and safeguarding the victim.
The suspect was arrested on Thursday, May 12.
Name, charges and further details available at www.drps.ca.
Investigators want to ensure there are no other victims. The suspect was previously employed in an organization that dealt with youths aged 15 to 17. The offences occurred over several social media platforms. Usernames associated to this investigation include; ‘dragonqueen’, ‘drnkcookiemonsta’ and ‘court123_always’.
Durham Regional Police is a proud member of the Ontario 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 the Solicitor General, said a police statement.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst Sabo of the Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5542.