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Timmins Police: Charges laid for child luring

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.

Since 2022, CISA has been guided by four pillars that focus the effort to promote an integrated, intelligence-led approach to combating organized crime; these are:

  • Building Relationships with Stakeholders;
  • Promote Intel Sharing Across the Province;
  • Being Proactive and Identify Emerging Trends; and
  • Investing in Our People Through Training and Development

Protecting Kids Online | Internet Child Exploitation

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

FILE INTAKES

680

872

1,149

1,114

3,815

2,994

2,764

SUSPECTS CHARGED

22

16

34

37

109

81

125

CHARGES LAID

87

45

123

160

415

351

413

CHILDREN RESCUED

26

78

56

43

203

46

100

EXHIBITS SEIZED

335

368

545

476

1,724

1,243

1,845

TOTAL PHOTOS/VIDEOS

262,400

511,133

1,374,310

606,254

2,754,097

2,551,921

13,260,819

Stopping Human Trafficking | HUMAN TRAFFICKING & COUNTER EXPLOITATION

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

SUSPECTS CHARGED

13

10

7

4

34

30

76

CHARGES LAID

79

46

87

19

231

96

157

VICTIM INTERVENTIONS

30

29

17

37

113

28

22

Intelligence & Expertise | CISA / Training

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

INTELLIGENCE REPORTS

409

296

327

442

1,474

1,560

1,318

TRAINING COURSES

5

3

8

11

27

36

25

CANDIDATES TRAINED

321

56

135

350

862

933

638

Disrupt & Dismantle Organized Crime | Combined Special Forces Enforcement

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

SUSPECTS CHARGED

40

27

42

32

141

197

168

CHARGES LAID

176

156

237

231

800

1,088

820

FIREARMS SEIZED

105

53

26

48

232

102

126

EST. VALUE OF DRUGS SEIZED

$906,814

$553,851

$2,725,161

$1,148,337

$5,334,163

$10,898,269

$334,093,020

PROCEEDS OF CRIME SEIZED

$218,133

$52,970

$130,996

$230,195

$632,294

$1,432,847

$21,740,617

ANNUAL Regional ResultS

ARRESTS

CHARGES

FIREARMS

DRUGS

PROCEEDS

CALGARY

24

110

14

$937,422

$65,881

EDMONTON

17

131

45

$592,839

$272,446

FORT MCMURRAY

8

78

4

$352,942

$144,301

GRANDE PRAIRIE

7

17

13

$192,145

$31,855

LETHBRIDGE

7

29

44

$349,773

$51,245

LLOYDMINSTER

24

93

41

$164,134

$12,504

MEDICINE HAT

37

179

13

$293,108

$7,861

RED DEER

17

163

58

$2,451,800

$46,201

TOTALS

141

800

232

$5,334,163

$632,294

Organized Property Crimes | Auto Crimes

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

SUSPECTS CHARGED

1

1

2

1

10

CHARGES LAID

11

47

STOLEN VEHICLES

23

15

1

6

45

245

118

RECOVERED ASSETS

$1,432,000

$941,025

$108,000

$260,000

$2,741025

$8,420,500

$3,919,500

Firearms investigations | Firearms lab & Gang suPpression teams

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

FIREARMS EXAMINATIONS

349

351

243

235

1,178

EXHIBIT EXAMINATIONS

1,316

1,409

891

1,099

4,715

SERIAL NUMBER RESTORATIONS

31

34

19

24

108

IBIS SUBMISSIONS

343

421

1,334

304

2,402

GUN SEIZURES

1

14

15

SUSPECTS CHARGED

4

22

26

CHARGES LAID

41

144

185

Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) involves images and/or videos that depict the sexual abuse of minors – the majority of which involve prepubescent children. Often, CSAM involves explicit and/or extreme sexual assaults against the child victim (Cybertip.ca).

Learn more about Internet Child Exploitation and ALERT’s integrated teams combatting this issue.

Ghost Guns are illegal, privately manufactured firearms or lower receivers. These weapons are often made with 3D-printers, and undermine public safety due to their lack of licensing requirements, serialization and safety controls.

Learn more about Ghost Guns on ALERT’s dedicated Privately Manufactured Firearms info page