Child luring charges filed against Clarington man following online undercover sting


Published December 22, 2022 at 2:36 pm

A man from Clarington faces three charges after allegedly communicating with someone they believed was underage in an attempt to meet up.

Earlier in December 2022, a man started talking to a person they thought was a 14-year-old boy on Snapchat. Police say the man, under the username belden_conrad19, allegedly made numerous requests for pornographic images of the boy and to meet up with him.

The Internet Child Exploitation Unit kicked off an investigation as a result.

They arrested Belden Conrad Sequeira, 21, on charges of luring a minor to commit sexual assault, luring a minor to make child pornography and making explicit material available to a child. He remains in custody until a bail hearing.

Anyone with information pertinent to the investigation can call Det. Cst. Jamie Pogson at  1-888-579-1520 ext. 5544 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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