Niagara Falls man facing a charge of child luring
Published March 15, 2022 at 8:42 pm
A Niagara Falls man will make his first court appearance tomorrow to answer to a charge of child luring.
The Niagara Regional Police Service says that it has arrested a 51-year-old man in relation to an investigation that its internet child exploitation unit (ICE Unit) began conducting earlier this month.
On Tuesday (March 15), Charles Zarb was charged with luring a child, contrary to section 172.1(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada. He is also accused of failing to comply with a probation order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code.
Zarb is being held in custody to attend a video bail hearing on Wednesday (March 16) in a St. Catharines court.
The allegations have not been proven in a court.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Niagara Police detectives at 905-688-4111, ext. 1022200. Members of the public can also report crimes anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
The Niagara Regional Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet and conducts investigations into Internet Child Exploitation Offences in partnership with numerous Ontario police services.
This investigative initiative has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.
Members of the public can report suspicious internet activities relating to child exploitation to the Niagara Regional Police Service, or online at cybertip.ca.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising