Teen boy poses as 15-year-old girl to lure child, police say

A 17-year-old boy is facing several child porn-related charges after it is alleged he posed as a 15-year-old girl to lure a child.

Police allege that between September of 2014 and April of 2015, the suspect posed as a young girl and obtained a child’s images, which were then distributed.

Police say the suspect communicated with the child through various social media applications including Kik, Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram. He allegedly used the usernames of “Amanda” and “Pencilcrayons,” among others.

He used an image of an known actress who police say is not connected to the investigation for his online profile. Click here to view it.

The suspect, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was arrested on Monday.

He is charged with two counts of distributing child pornography, possessing child pornography, accessing child pornography, luring a child under 18, and extortion. He appeared in court on Tuesday.

Police fear there may be more victims.

Source: http://www.citynews.ca/2015/11/18/teen-boy-poses-as-15-year-old-girl-to-lure-child-police-say/