A 24-year-old male from Alliston remains in police custody following
his arrest yesterday on internet luring charges that reach into the
OPP reported this afternoon that its Child Sexual Exploitation Unit
(Project P), OPP Technical Crime Unit and Nottawasaga Detachment made
the arrest following a three month investigation.
"In April 2012, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
(NCMEC) in Virginia, U.S.A. received an internet luring complaint in
regards to a suspect believed to be from Ontario," according to the
press release. "The matter was forwarded to the O.P.P. for
investigation. In May 2012, while this investigation was ongoing, a
second victim of Internet Luring made a complaint to the Nottawasaga
OPP Detachment. Upon further investigation, police linked the two
investigations and continued to make attempts to identify the
On July 17, 2012 police executed a search warrant at an Alliston
residence. As a result of this investigation, three computers were
seized containing evidence to support the charges."
The accused used various internet identities: "KyleC", "KyleAndrew,"
"KyleCrawley1988" and "KyleSmith."
"Internet luring cases usually involve adults soliciting sexual acts or favours from minors in Internet chatrooms," according to information taken from the Neuberger Rose LLP website, (Toronto criminal defence lawyers). "Most often, the evidence gathered to support charges of Internet luring will involve chat dialogues and other records obtained from a computer.
Kyle Andrew Crawley, 24, of Alliston, is charged with four counts of
Internet Luring. The accused was remanded in custody and scheduled to
appear for a bail hearing on Monday July 23, at the Ontario Court of
Justice in Barrie, Ontario.