Release Date: July 17th, 2019 - 12:08pm
Originator: D/Sergeant, Chris Newcombe, Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Bureau / Internet Child Exploitation, 905-465-8965
Contact: D/Sergeant, Chris Newcombe, Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Bureau / Internet Child Exploitation, 905-465-8965
On June 10th 2019, members of the Halton Regional Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit (I.C.E.) commenced an online investigation utilizing a number of social media platforms.
As a result of this investigation Ralph CAPITELLI (58 years of Mississauga) was arrested on July 16th and charged with the following: Luring, Invitation to Sexual Touching and Making Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Child.
It should be noted that the accused used a number of social media applications, and utilized the user names "Youngr", "jaybird140", "J" and "RJ".
Investigation has also revealed that the accused has previously identified himself using a different surname (Ralph CAPITELLO).
The accused was held pending a bail hearing.
Halton Regional Police Service reminds parents of the importance of monitoring your child's online social media presence, and having a conversation with them about internet safety and the disclosure of personal information.
Anyone who may have any additional information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact D/Sgt Chris Newcombe 905-465-8965 or Det. Todd Martin 905-465-8983 of the Halton Regional Police Child Internet Child Exploitation Unit.
These investigations have been funded and made possible through a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something?" Contact "Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca
Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law