Release Date: November 27th, 2019 - 4:03pm
Originator: Detective, Joe Barr, Child Abuse Sexual Assault Unit, 905-465-8969
Contact: D/Sergeant, Crystal Kelly, Child Abuse Sexual Assault Unit, 905-465-8965
On November 27th 2019, members of the Halton Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit (I.C.E.) arrested a 21 year old male for multiple child exploitation offences. Jared GOULD of Oakville was charged with three counts of luring a child, three counts of making sexually explicit material available to a child, two counts of possession of child pornography, invitation to sexual touching, making child pornography, and three counts of failure to comply with a Probation Order.
This investigation stemmed from multiple complaints, from multiple parents, from multiple jurisdictions regarding their children communicating with a male that they'd met on various online chat platforms specifically those geared towards hockey. The accused utilized the user names "mikhockey123", "mikhockey1234", and "Jared G".
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 Crystal Kelly at 905-465-8965 or Det. Todd Martin 905-465-8983 of the Halton Regional Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit.
These investigations have been funded and made possible through a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent.