Toronto man charged with 138 offences in child luring investigation

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Toronto police have charged a 35-year-old man who they say used various online names similar to social-media stars to entice children to send pictures and videos of sexual abuse to children.

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Toronto’s Jose Paolo Caiotán has been charged with 138 crimes, including 43 counts of child solicitation, 25 counts of creating child pornography, 18 counts of invitation to sexual touch, and failure to comply with Section 161 of the Criminal Code. of 23 cases, which means Kaoitan was previously charged with criminal offenses involving a child or children under the age of 16, and these current alleged offenses are in violation of his previous terms.

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) said a search warrant was issued on October 27 in the Lawrence Avenue East and Midland Avenue areas. a news release Monday.


About a month later, on November 25, Coitan was arrested and charges framed.

The TPS Sex Crimes – Child Exploitation Section said that the accused used multiple online profiles with usernames similar to those of popular child social-media personalities. Police allege that the profiles were used to “entice children to send pictures and videos of sexual abuse”.

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Police fear that there may be more victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-8500 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

Dorcas Marfo is a reporter for the Toronto-based Star’s Radio Room. Reach Dorcas via email: [email protected]

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