The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit has charged an Edmonton man with numerous sexual and luring offences in relation to an investigation through an online social media application.
In April the Prince Albert Police Service received a complaint from a parent that their child had been lured online and a subsequent sexual assault had occurred. The Sask ICE unit along with PAPS Child Protection Unit investigated the allegations. Through the Sask ICE investigation, they were able to identify a suspect and a location in Edmonton that the suspect had been living at.
On August 12th, members of the Sask ICE Unit, with the assistance of Edmonton Police Service & ALERT, executed a search warrant in Edmonton at a residence and on a vehicle believed to be involved. Electronic devices were seized for further forensic analysis.
Ullas Pappu, age 37, of Edmonton was arrested and has been charged with;
Sexual Assault – Sec. 271 C.C.
Luring – Sec. 172.1(1)(a) C.C.
Luring – Sec. 172.1(1)(b) C.C.
Sexual Interference – Sec. 151 C.C.
Invitation to sexual touching – Sec. 152 C.C.
Exposing genitals to person under 16 – Sec. 173(2) C.C.
Possession of Child Pornography – Sec. 163.1 (4) C.C.
Show Sexually Explicit Material to Person Under 18 – Sec. 171.1(1)(b) C.C.
He was released by a Judge in Edmonton and will be appearing in Saskatchewan Provincial Court September 30th in Prince Albert.
The Saskatchewan ICE Unit is comprised of the Provincial Coordinator S/Sgt Shawn Stubbs and investigators from the Prince Albert Police Service, RCMP, Regina Police Service, and the Saskatoon Police Service. Their mandate is to investigate crimes involving the abuse and/or exploitation of children on the Internet.