45-year-old man accused of luring teen on social networking site
Published Thursday, September 1, 2011 4:06AM CST
Officers have arrested a man on internet luring charges after he was allegedly caught inappropriately chatting with a 13-year-old girl on the internet.
The chats allegedly happened between January and March 2011, on Facebook, police say.
The 13-year-old girl's parents found the chat and called police. Members of the Winnipeg police internet child exploitation unit got involved in the investigation.
Police executed a warrant Tuesday morning at a home in North Kildonan. Officers seized evidence and a man was taken in to custody.
The 45-year-old man is facing charges of internet luring to commit sexual assault and internet luring to commit sexual interference. He has been released on a promise to appear.
Police are encouraging parents to monitor their children's online activity. If you know a child who is at immediate risk call 911.
Suspicious activity should be reported to the Winnipeg police non-emergency line. Or you can contact Cybertip at 1-866-658-9022, or online: www.cybertip.ca. Information on internet safety is available at: http://www.winnipeg.ca/police/TakeAction/internet_safety.stm.
Child Find Manitoba also has information on protecting your child online: www.thedoorthatsnotlocked.ca.