Oakville male charged with sexual assault in child luring investigation

Published January 20, 2022 at 1:02 pm

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) – Child and Sexual Assault Unit (CASA) has arrested an adult male in regards to a sexual assault investigation involving a young girl in Oakville.

Police say from July 2021 to September 2021, the male suspect communicated with a 14-year-old girl via Snapchat.

According to police, in late September 2021, the suspect transported the young girl to a residence in Oakville and sexually assaulted her.

On January 17, 2022, police arrested 22-year-old Diego Nunez of Oakville.

According to police, he has been charged with luring a child, sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching.

Nunez was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Police say Nunez has several online profiles on Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, Steam and GitHub and goes by the names “xxuegoo” or “xxuegoo diego”.

Police believe there may be additional victims and are asking anyone with information to contact the CASA Unit at 905-825-4777 ext. 8970.

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

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