A 22 year old Newcastle man has been sentenced to 15 month in prison and two years probation, after he pleaded guilty to charges in an online child luring investigation.
According to York Region Police, Timothy Jansen pleaded guilty to luring a child by computer, possession of child pornography and disobeying a court order on February 16th.
The allegation arose from a meeting between the accused and a 15 year old girl at a church function in the town of Newmarket in July of 2014, where Jansen had been performing under the name T.J Ross.
The pair then began chatting on social media which eventually led to chats of a sexual nature and the exchange of nude pictures.
In December of 2014, the accused was arrested at his residence in Newcastle and a search warrant was executed.
Various electronic devices were seized, which contained further evidence of the offences.
York Regional Police would like to remind the public that child pornography is a crime which has no borders and York Regional Police works closely with other police agencies locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of child exploitation you are urged to report it to your local police service as well as cybertip.ca, no matter how long ago it may have occurred.