July 16, 2014 4:55 pm
Updated: July 18, 2014 4:11 pm

Suspect attempted to lure 13-year-old girl online: police

In January of this year, the B.C. Integrated Child Exploitation Unit (BC ICE) and Integrated Sexual Predator Observation Team (ISPOT) placed an ad online, posing as a 13-year-old girl.

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A Surrey man is facing charges after the attempted luring of a 13-year-old girl online.

In January of this year, the B.C. Integrated Child Exploitation Unit (BC ICE) and Integrated Sexual Predator Observation Team (ISPOT) responded to an ad that had been placed online, posing as a 13-year-old girl.

A man responded to the advertisement, and police began their investigation.

Officers started surveillance on the suspect and were able to obtain a search warrant.

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The warrant was executed in March, and several digital devices were seized.

Krishna Roynil Naidu appeared in Surrey court June 6 on charges of Luring a Person Under 16 Years of Age. He will appear in court next on July 17.

According to court documents, Naidu was born in 1978.

BC ICE continues to encourage the public to report any suspicious online activity to Cybertip.ca. Educational resources about how to prevent becoming a victim of online child exploitation are available at protectchildren.ca,thedoorthatnotslocked.ca and kidsintheknow.ca

 

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