Timmins Police: Charges laid for child luring

The Timmins Police Service has charged a Fort McMurray, Alberta man with a number of Criminal Code offences stemming from incidents that occurred in September of last year where a number of local teenage girls were approached on social media for an illicit purpose.

Based on an intensive investigation by the Timmins Police – Criminal Investigations Division, it has been determined that the adult accused made separate contact with 3 individual teenage girls for a sexual purpose in September of 2022.

Based on the outcome of the investigation, the accused was identified as Jordan WHITE, 27, of Fort McMurray, Alberta.

He has been charged with:

  • 3 counts of Luring a Person Under 16 contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada;
  • 2 counts of Communicate with a Person Under 18 for the Purpose of Obtaining Sexual Services contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada; and
  • 2 counts of Procuring Under18 contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

The Timmins Police hold an Arrest Warrant for the accused person.

Based on an investigative collaboration with Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT), the Timmins Police Service is also aware that this same accused person was arrested by ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation unit on June 1, 2023, based on similar criminal acts alleged to have been committed in Alberta.

While the local aspects of this investigation led to charges being laid, the Timmins Police Service wish to make it clear that any allegations of a similar nature brought forward will be investigated fully and completely.

Furthermore, this investigation allows for the Timmins Police Service to remind parents and most importantly, young persons who are typically more vulnerable to this sort of victimization, to be alert, aware and to make effective use of crime prevention resources focused on this type of criminal activity.

There are resources at https://www.cybertip.ca/en/online-harms/luring/ that explain the nature of on-line luring and the perils that come into play with being naïve or overly trusting while on line.

It is important to remember to be mindful of the potential but very tangible perils that exist when engaging with strangers on any social media platforms.

Any illicit, unsavory, or persistent unwelcome contact should be reported to the police for investigation without delay.

The Timmins Police Service strongly advises against the practice where teenage persons share information or intimate images with any person while on line.

The perils are obvious and detrimental as these unscrupulous persons prey on the vulnerable or overly trusting individuals in our community.