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Winnipeg man charged with child luring, child porn after online sting

Police posed as a 13-year-old in an online investigation that's led to child luring and child porn charges against a Winnipeg man.
Police posed as a 13-year-old in an online investigation that's led to child luring and child porn charges against a Winnipeg man. FILE/Getty Images

A Winnipeg man has been charged with child porn and child luring following an undercover investigation that saw police go online posing as a teenager.

Police began investigating in June after an online gaming company reported a suspect in Winnipeg had been offering to trade naked photos with minors.

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The WPS Internet Exploitation Unit started an undercover online investigation using a profile of a 13-year-old, starting a conversation between the suspect and an undercover officer.

Police say the man sent a number of nude images and a video and requested nude images from the undercover officer, despite the officer making it clear they were 13.

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The man eventually asked the officer — posing as a child — to perform sex acts should they actually meet, say police.

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On Monday, police raided a Winnipeg home and arrested the suspect.

Kyle William Marcinkowski, 22, was charged with two counts of luring a person under the age of 16, two counts of luring a person under the age of 18, three counts of transmitting sexually explicit material to a child, and possession of child pornography.

Police believe there may be more victims and are asking anyone aware of a potential victim, or anyone with information that may help investigators to call police at 204-986-6172.

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