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Moncton man could have sexually exploited thousands of boys online: RCMP

Above watch: Police in New Brunswick and Ontario have confirmed they’ve made 41 arrests in 17 countries related to child luring and sexual exploitation, including a man from Moncton. Laura Brown reports.

The RCMP in New Brunswick is asking for help to identify as many as 2,000 boys who could have been sexually exploited online by a Moncton man.

According to police, the 24-year-old man lured boys between 10 and 16 years old from at least January 2012 to the fall of 2014 by posing as a teenage girl and contacting them through social media websites and live video chats.

READ MORE: ‘Project Hydra’ child porn investigation leads to 17 GTA arrests

Police say he used a video of a girl that appeared to be live and convinced the boys to undress and initiate sex acts, then recorded the videos and distributed them online.

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The man, who cannot be named due to a publication ban, is charged with several sex offences.

WATCH: RCMP announce details of arrest of Moncton man involved in child sexual exploitation

The police released a list of the man’s known online user names and email addresses:

  • Skype: Veronika.Maylae
  • Vichatter: Veronika69
  • Facebook: Vero May (www.facebook.com/vero.may.3950)
  • boiyavi@hotmail.com
  • revolboy@hotmail.com
  • tigerjack@hotmail.com

Investigators say the victims are living in a number of countries, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia and Russia.

“We know it may be difficult for victims and/or their families to come forward but their information is very important to the investigation and could help prevent similar crimes by online predators,” said Sgt. Jean Marc Paré of the New Brunswick RCMP in a news release. “Police want to be able to speak to as many victims as possible to assist with the investigation.”

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The RCMP investigation into the case in New Brunswick began last fall after York Regional Police uncovered information during the Project Hydra investigation.

Anybody with information is asked to contact New Brunswick RCMP by phone (506-452-3405) or email (jdivice.divjueei@rcmp-grc.gc.ca), or contact Crime Stoppers.

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