NORTH BATTLEFORD - The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has charged a North Battleford man with luring and related offences.
Members of the ICE Unit began an investigation regarding a man who was attempting to meet with a 12-year-old girl for a sexual purpose.
Police say the offences occurred between Jan. 11, 2023 and Jan. 15, 2023. On Jan. 19, members of the ICE Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in North Battleford where electronic devices were examined and seized.
As a result of police investigation, Joseph Farnell, 44, was charged on Jan. 19 he has been charged with luring a child, invitation to sexual touching, and obtaining sexual services for consideration.
Farnell was released on numerous conditions and appears in court on March 13.
The Saskatchewan ICE Unit is comprised of investigators from the Saskatchewan RCMP, Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service, and Prince Albert Police Service. Their mandate is to investigate crimes involving the abuse and/or exploitation of children on the internet.
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