Sault Man Facing Child Pornography & Luring Charges

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Sault Ste Marie Police Services

A  44 year old Sault Ste. Marie man is facing some luring and child pornography charges, after allegedly sharing intimate photos with two minors. The full release from Sault Ste. Marie Police follows below:

SAULT STE. MARIE POLICE SERVICE

On Aug. 20, 2020 officers with the Technological Crime Unit arrested 44-year-old Mark Vanlandeghem for child luring.

It is alleged the accused was sharing intimate images with two minors. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Alberta began an investigation on May 25, 2020. During the investigation officers with the Northern Alberta Internet Child Exploitation Unit discovered the accused resided in Sault Ste. Marie and contacted the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service.

On Aug. 20, 2020 at 9:11 a.m. officers executed a search warrant on an address in the 0-100 block of Cambridge Place. The accused was not home at the time, but a number of electronic devices were seized during the search warrant.

The accused was located a short time later and arrested. He is charged with two counts of luring a child, two counts of making sexually explicit material available to a child and possession of child pornography. He was held for bail court.