Riverview, New Brunswick – An investigation by the New Brunswick RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has led to a charge of child luring against a 32-year-old man from Riverview, N.B.
The investigation began in January 2020 through proactive enforcement, involving an investigator posing as a child on an online messaging platform.
On June 9, a search warrant was executed at a home in Riverview as part of the investigation. A 32-year-old man was arrested at the scene, and police seized several electronic devices. The RCMP’s Digital Forensic Services Unit, along with members from the Codiac Regional RCMP, assisted with the investigation.
On November 12, Marcello Colasurdo appeared in Moncton Provincial Court and was charged with one count of luring a child. He is scheduled to return to court at a later date.
“Members of the RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit regularly conduct proactive enforcement on many different online platforms, including in chat rooms and on social media,” says Cst. Hans Ouellette of the New Brunswick RCMP. “Anyone viewing, sharing or producing child sexual abuse images can be detected and charged, including through operations where police officers pose as children or like-minded predators to identify and locate these offenders.”
The New Brunswick RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit includes members from the Saint John Police Force and the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force.
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