A joint investigation, involving the Ontario Provincial Police and RCMP, has resulted in the arrest of a 21-year-old man from Harbour Grace for extortion and luring a person under the age of 18.
According to the RCMP, the OPP requested the assistance of the RCMP on Sept. 11.
The RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit in Gander and Harbour Grace General Investigation Section completed a search of a residence, which resulted in several computer devices being seized for examination by the RCMP Tech Crimes Unit.
The 21-year-old man was held for a court appearance and released by the judge with strict conditions.
The RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit encourage parents to be involved in their children's activities on the Internet, monitor their online relationships, and talk to their children about Internet safety.