Toronto man Jared Battieste arrested for luring a child

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, members of the Toronto Police Service Child Exploitation Section executed a search warrant in the Eglinton Avenue West and Avenue Road area.

It is alleged that:

– a man lured whom he believed to be a 14-year-old girl over social media

– the man was on a social media platform using the handle of “jaytopsir”

Jared Battieste, 30, of Toronto, was arrested and has been charged with:

1. Making sexually explicit material available to a person under 16 years of age
2. Luring a child under 16 years

He was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Old City Hall court, at 2 p.m., in room 101.

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