Winnipeg man charged with child luring, child porn after online sting

A Winnipeg man has been charged with child porn and child luring following an undercover investigation that saw police go online posing as a teenager.

Police began investigating in June after an online gaming company reported a suspect in Winnipeg had been offering to trade naked photos with minors.

The WPS Internet Exploitation Unit started an undercover online investigation using a profile of a 13-year-old, starting a conversation between the suspect and an undercover officer.

Police say the man sent a number of nude images and a video and requested nude images from the undercover officer, despite the officer making it clear they were 13.

Winnipeg man, 56, busted for child porn

The man eventually asked the officer — posing as a child — to perform sex acts should they actually meet, say police.

On Monday, police raided a Winnipeg home and arrested the suspect.

Kyle William Marcinkowski, 22, was charged with two counts of luring a person under the age of 16, two counts of luring a person under the age of 18, three counts of transmitting sexually explicit material to a child, and possession of child pornography.

Police believe there may be more victims and are asking anyone aware of a potential victim, or anyone with information that may help investigators to call police at 204-986-6172.

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