A Saskatchewan police unit is reminding parents that they should be discussing safety and vigilance when it comes to advertisements that could be set up to lure children.
The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit is comprised of investigators from the Saskatchewan RCMP, Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service, and Prince Albert Police Service.
The unit charged 44-year-old Regina man Jared Babey with Luring a Child and Breach of Undertaking as a search warrant was executed at his residence on Friday, September 16th where electronic devices were located for further examination.
The male is alleged to have posted numerous signs in the Regina area offering to trade hockey and Pokémon cards. The victim in this case had responded to one of the accused male’s ads.
Members of the ICE Unit say that they believe there may be additional victims. They are encouraged to contact their local police service and make a report.
Police are also cautioning the public to be vigilant when responding to advertisements. Parents are asked to discuss safety precautions with their children.
Babey was held in custody and made his first court appearance in Regina Provincial Court this morning.