Windsor custodian charged in alleged child exploitation incident

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Windsor police say the man was working as a custodian and children were likely present while they were employed.  (Dan Taekema/CBC - image credit)
Windsor police say the man was working as a custodian and children were likely present while they were employed. (Dan Taekema/CBC - image credit)

A 45-year-old Windsor custodian has been charged following an alleged child exploitation incident, according to Windsor police.

Police arrested the man May 6 after an investigation where they said they learned the suspect was talking to and agreed to meet with a person younger than 16 years old with the intent of committing a sexual related offence.

Police said they were first made aware of the incident six days earlier when they received a report of an online child luring call within the city.

Windsor police said the man worked as a custodian in Windsor-Essex where "children may have been present during the course of employment."

A spokesperson for the French-language Catholic school board, Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence, confirmed the accused is an employee but said he's no longer in the school environment and won't have contact with students until the matter is resolved.

"The custodian has been suspended from the board pending further investigation and the matter is now in the hands of the Windsor Police Service and the Crown Attorney's Office. As this matter is currently under investigation, we will not be providing any further comment," the spokesperson said.

Police ask that anyone with information contact the Windsor Police Service ICE (Internet Child Exploitation) Unit at 519-255-6700 ext. 4896 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS).

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