Man arrested for allegedly attempting to lure 14-year-old girl over social media

May 17 2019, 3:13 pm

A 30-year-old Toronto man has been arrested and charged following a Toronto Police Service Child Exploitation Section investigation.

According to police, on Wednesday, May 15, they executed a search warrant in the Eglinton Avenue West and Avenue Road area.

It is alleged that a man lured whom he believed to be a 14-year-old girl over social media. Police say the man on social media used the handle “jaytopsir.”

Jared Battieste was arrested and has been charged with: Making sexually explicit material available to a person under 16 years of age, and Luring a child under 16 years.

Police released his photo on Friday.

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Investigators are concerned there may be additional victims, anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416−808−8500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

Reporting can also be made at Canada’s National Tipline for Reporting the Online Sexual Exploitation of Children at www.cybertip.ca.

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