OPP Charge Colborne Resident in Online Sexual Exploitation Investigation

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Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit and Northumberland OPP have charged a Colborne resident following an online child luring investigation.

On February 7, 2023, following a prolonged online investigation, police located and arrested a Colborne resident in Cobourg, Ontario. As a result of this investigation, Christopher Thomas COSS, 37-years-old, was arrested and charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Luring a child to facilitate sexual interference, contrary to section 172.1(1)(b)
  • Luring a child to facilitate sexual assault, contrary to section 172.1(1)(b)

The accused was released from custody following a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on March 1, 2023.

“The safety of our children is a whole of community obligation. The members of Counter Exploitation and Missing Persons Section take this obligation seriously and pursue those who would cause our children harm. We ask that the community help us in this fight by remaining vigilant and reporting offenders to police.” ~Detective Inspector Jordan Whitesell, Counter Exploitation and Missing Persons Section.

The OPP will continue to aggressively identify and pursue individuals who exploit children. Parents are reminded to take a proactive approach to help protect their children from online sexual exploitation by speaking with their children regarding Internet safety. Parents can find resources to assist them at cybertip.ca or protectchildren.ca.

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