A 37-year-old male from Kingston is facing charges after making arrangements over the internet to meet with someone whom he believed to be a 15-year-old female for a sexual encounter.
On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, members of the DRPS Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit arrested the male in Newcastle. The accused had engaged in conversation online with an undercover officer and after the conclusion of the investigation, the accused was arrested without incident.
Graham CLARK, age 37, of Warburton Crescent in Kingston, is charged with: Child Luring for Sexual Interference and Expose Genitals to Persons Under 16. He was held for a bail hearing.
Investigators want to ensure there are no other victims.
The Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet is comprised of the OPP Child Exploitation Section, 24 municipal police services, two Crown Attorney provincial coordinators and one victim services coordinator. The 24 Police Services partners include: Barrie PS; Brantford PS; Durham Regional PS; Guelph PS; Greater Sudbury PS; Halton Regional PS; Hamilton PS; Kingston PS; London PS; Niagara Regional PS; Ottawa PS; Peel Regional PS; Sault Ste. Marie PS; Toronto PS; Thunder Bay PS; Waterloo Regional PS; Windsor PS York Regional PS, Belleville PS, Chatham-Kent PS, Cornwall PS, North Bay PS, Peterborough-Lakefield PS, Sarnia PS, Timmins SP and Woodstock PS.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to call D/Cst. Jeff Lockwood of the Major Crime – Forensic Investigation Services – Internet Child Exploitation Section at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5563.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.