Mississauga Man Arrested Following Child Luring Investigation in Burlington

Published July 17, 2019 at 4:35 pm

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Halton Police have arrested a suspect following a child luring investigation in Burlington.

On June 10, 2019, members of the Halton Regional Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit (I.C.E.) commenced an online investigation utilizing several social media platforms.

​As a result of the investigation, on July 16, 2019, Ralph Capitelli (58) of Mississauga) was arrested.

The accused is facing the following alleged charges: luring, invitation to sexual touching, and making sexually explicit material available to a child.

Police say the accused used several social media applications, and used the following user names: “Youngr”, “jaybird140”, “J” and “RJ”.

The investigation, according to police, also revealed that the accused has previously identified himself using a different surname (Ralph Capitello).

The accused was held pending a bail hearing.

Halton Police are reminding parents of the importance of monitoring their child’s online social media presence, and having a conversation with them about internet safety and the disclosure of personal information.

Anyone who may have any additional information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact D/Sgt Chris Newcombe 905-465-8965 or Det. Todd Martin 905-465-8983 of the Halton Regional Police Child Internet Child Exploitation Unit. 

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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