Another Local Charged with Luring a Child and Child Porn

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) –A local man has been arrested and charged with child pornography related offences as the result of an ongoing investigation by the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Cyber Crime Unit.

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Detectives originally received a complaint from company officials of a social media messenger service in March of 2018.

From that complain investigators identified a suspect and executed a search warrant on a south-side home on Nov. 26, 2018. Various devices were seized as a result of that search.

Detectives began attempting to make contact with the accused to encourage him to turn himself in. The accused did turn himself in to police around 1 p.m. Monday, March 4 after being prompted to do so by detectives.

Matthew William Lovering, 32, of Taylor Drive in Thunder Bay, is charged with

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  • Luring a Child
  • Accessing Child Pornography
  • Making Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Minor

He appeared in court this morning remanded into custody with a future appearance date.

RELATED – February 21, 2014

Kijiji Ad leads to Arrest

The Thunder Bay Police began an investigation on February 18, 2014 looking into a concerning advertisement on Kijiji .

The advertisement was a photographer looking for young male models between the age of 6 and 13 years of age. The investigation led Detectives to communicate with the suspect via text messages. Based on the information gathered during these communications, undercover officers arranged to meet the suspect. The suspect was unaware he was communicating with the police and showed up at the arranged location. As a result, the suspect was arrested just before 4:00 p.m. on February 20, 2014.

27 year old Matthew William Lovering has been charged with:

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  • Invitation to Sexual Touching
  • Luring a Child
  • Breach of Probation
  • Fail to Comply with Undertaking

He made a court appearance this morning and has been remanded to the district jail awaiting a next court date of February 26, 2014.

Anyone with information about this advertisement is asked to contact the police at 684-1200.

Source: TBPS

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