Burlington man facing several child sexual abuse charges in Toronto


Published January 13, 2023 at 10:24 am

A Burlington man is facing several child sexual abuse charges.

A spokesperson for Toronto police said they became aware of an incident involving the online luring of a child in Decemeber.

It is alleged that a man was contacting children on various social media platforms for a sexual purpose using the names “MadeInItalyMale” and “Nico Albertini” on various social media platforms

Nicola Colella, 62, of Burlington, has been charged with:

  • four counts of luring a child under 16 years
  • invitation to sexual touching
  • attempted sexual assault
  • attempted sexual interference
  • transmit sexually-explicit material to a person under 16 years
  • possession of child pornography

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-8500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or online.

The Toronto Police Service recognizes parents and caregivers are the frontline when it comes to protecting children on the Internet and electronic devices.

Reporting of any online exploitation can be made at Canada’s National Tipline for Reporting the Online Sexual Exploitation of Children here.

There are also resources available through the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health for those who have a sexual interest in children.

The new Talking for Change program is the first of its kind in Canada and provides national and all-ages help for those concerned about their risk to use child sexual exploitation material or offend sexually against a child.

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