Windsor Police Make Arrest In Child Luring Case

Residents rally in front of Windsor Police Headquarters, August 8, 2017. (Photo by Maureen Revait)

Windsor police have arrested and charged a 40-year-old Windsor man in relation to a child luring case made public through a video on social media.

Ryan Jessop was arrested Tuesday night at his residence.  He is charged with telecommunication with a person believed to be under 16 years for specific criminal offences, and making available sexually explicit material to a person under or believed under 16 years for specific criminal offences.

The investigation stems from a video from a third party male who posed as a 13-year-old girl. The video appears to show the man sending explicit pictures to the fictitious girl.  The third party then confronted the accused at a public place in Windsor.

The video was brought to the attention of police on July 30, 2017. The Windsor police say they began an investigation immediately, but could not make an arrest until the video could be verified.

“We investigate all complaints received from the community, but on a general case basis, we don’t comment on them to protect the integrity of the investigation and potential court process which may follow,” says Windsor police in a media release.  “We also have to protect and respect the privacy of everyone involved in investigations. Some investigations involving the internet take more time because of the many intricacies in the process and procedures. There are many rules of evidence, case law, charter rights and facts and issues which have to be considered during the entire investigative process.”

During the time of the investigation, many residents voiced frustrations with police over the swiftness of their actions.