An investigation conducted by members of the LPS Internet Child Exploitation unit discovered that in December 2013, an intimate photo was shared between an adult male and a then-14-year-old girl during an ongoing Facebook Messenger discussion.
Police say more photos and meetings were then demanded under a threat of releasing the original photo online in 2016.
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24-year-old Adam Joseph Dossantos of London was scheduled to appear in court Friday to face the following charges:
- Sexual assault
- Unlawfully possess child pornography
- Print/publish/possess to publish child pornography
- Luring a person under 18 years of age by means of telecommunication (two counts)
- Luring a person under 16 years of age by means of telecommunication
According to police, communications between the suspect and victim ended in 2016, but was reported to police just last week.
Anyone with further information is asked to call the London Police Service at (519)-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).