Child luring investigation leads to arrest of two men involving same young girl: police
A mobile phone showing the Facebook Messenger app icon in San Francisco, on July 27, 2016. (Jeff Chiu / AP)
SUDBURY -- Sudbury police say a child luring investigation has resulted in the arrest of two men involving the same young girl.
Authorities say they received a complaint about some" disturbing communication" between a man and a young girl on Facebook Messenger last year.
They say the local Internet Child Exploitation Unit was able to identify the people involved and as a result of a search at a Chelmsford home on Jan. 8, 2020, a 47-year-old man has been arrested and charged with:
- Possession of child pornography x 6
- Make child pornography x 6
- Luring a child x 12
- Indecent exposure x 2
Police say a review of evidence gathered in that investigation revealed a second man allegedly luring the same girl.
As a result, a 33-year-old Chelmsford man was also arrested after digital storage devices, cell phones, and computers were seized during a search of his home on Jan. 9.
He has been charged with:
- Luring a child
- Sexual exploitation
- Fail to comply with probation
Police say the names of the men have not been released in order to protect the identity of the child.
These charges have yet to be proven in a court of law and all accused individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty.