A Toronto woman has been charged in connection with an online child luring investigation.
Police say the woman used a number of male online personas to lure young boys. She would use the male personas to gain the minors’ trust and then convince them to send her explicit photos. She would then sell and distribute the photos over the internet.
Twenty-two year old Jennifer Young faces several charges: three counts of luring a child under 18, and separate charges of accessing, making, possessing, and distributing child pornography.
Young used the aliases “Dylan,” “Brandon,” and “Shawn” when chatting online. She also used the email addresses “email@example.com,” and “firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Police speculate there may be more victims and urge parents and guardians to supervise children’s online use.