The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has charged a Regina man with luring a child and breach of engagement. A search warrant was executed at his residence on Friday, September 16, where electronic devices were located for further examination. The man is alleged to have posted numerous billboards in the Regina area offering to trade hockey and Pokémon trading cards. The victim in this case had responded to one of the accused man’s ads.
Members of the ICE Unit believe there may be additional victims. They are encouraged to contact their local police service and make a report. Police are also warning the public to be vigilant when responding to advertisements. Parents are asked to discuss safety precautions with their children.
Jared Babey 44, of Regina was charged with:
Luring 172.1(1)(a) – Criminal Code of Canada
Commitment to breach 145(4)(a) – Criminal Code of Canada
Babey was arrested and made his first court appearance at Regina Provincial Court this morning.
The Saskatchewan ICE Unit is comprised of investigators from the Saskatchewan RCMP, Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service and Prince Albert Police Service. Its mandate is to investigate crimes related to the abuse and/or exploitation of children on the Internet.
For more information contact; S/Sergeant. Tim Failler, Saskatoon Police Service, 306-986-6164