A 28-year-old Barrie man is facing charges following a five-month investigation by the Barrie Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit.
Police say the suspect has been charged with luring a child, sending sexually explicit material to a child, and making child pornography.
Investigators say the accused used Snapchat to communicate with several teenage victims and exploited them by offering money in exchange for explicit pictures. The man was held for bail and later released to his surety with several conditions and a future court date.
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