In 2019, the Greater Sudbury Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (I.C.E.) Unit was notified by Facebook of some disturbing communication between what appeared to be a man and a young girl on Facebook Messenger.
The I.C.E. Unit conducted an investigation and was able to identify the girl, as well as, the person responsible.
On Jan. 8, with the assistance of the Integrated Crime Team, Tactical Unit and the Computer Forensic Unit, a warrant was executed at a Chelmsford residence and a 47-year-old man was arrested and charged with the following offences:
• Possession of Child Pornography (six counts)
• Make Child Pornography (six counts)
• Luring a Child (12 counts)
• Indecent Exposure (two counts)
While reviewing evidence gathered from the Jan. 8 investigation, detectives learned of a second man luring the same girl.
On Jan. 9, the Integrated Crime Team assisted by member of the Tactical Unit arrested a 33-year old man, also from Chelmsford. The I.C.E. Unit and the Computer Forensics Unit executed a search warrant at a second Chelmsford residence where digital storage devices, cell phones and computers were seized.
The 33-year old man has been charged with the following offences:
• Luring a Child
• Sexual Exploitation
• Fail to Comply with Probation
The 47-year old man attended Bail Court on Jan. 9 and the 33-year old man attended Bail Court on Jan. 10 to answer to the charges.
The names of the men have not been released in order to protect the identity of a child.