TORONTO — Police say they've charged a 42-year-old man in a child sexual abuse investigation.
Toronto police allege a 14-year-old boy met a man on a social media platform and that the boy believed, at the time, that the man was actually a boy his age.
They allege that the man sent the boy nude images over social media, met the boy in person and sexually assaulted him.
Investigators say officers searched a downtown Toronto home last week and arrested Najeeb Saad.
They say Saad is charged with two counts each of sexual interference and sexual assault, and one count of luring a child under the age of 16.
Police allege the accused used the online profiles of "AJ S", "AjSaad123", "asaad942" on the social media applications Grindr, Snapchat and Kik.
The Canadian Press