Toronto Police have just made an arrest in an investigation into Child Luring and Child Exploitation. Peter Kirkeby, 31, was arrested after members of the Toronto Police Service-Child Exploitation Section obtained a warrant in the Eglinton Ave East and Bayview Avenue area. This is not the first time that Kirkeby has been arrested and charged, Kirkeby also faced child pornography charges in 2015.
In a Toronto Police news release, police are making the public aware that from June 2018 to March 2019, Kirkeby allegedly communicated online with a number of individuals, many of them including children under the age of 16.
During this communication, Kirkeby allegedly would offer the children money or gifts to lure them into a sexual encounter. There is also evidence that Kirkeby shared images that showcased the sexual exploitation of these children.
According to Toronto Police, Kirkeby would also offer cash to other individuals to encourage them to engage in sexual activity with children.
Police are concerned that there are still other victims that they are unaware of. They believe that Kirkeby contacted numerous individuals throughout Ontario as well as the rest of Canada.
Kirkeby has been charged with five charges related to child luring and child exploitation. These charges include luring a child (under 16), obtaining sexual services for consideration from persons (under 18), make available child pornography, possessing child pornography, and access child pornography.
Kirkeby is set to appear in court on April 4, 2019, at the College Park courts.
However, this isn't the first time that Kirkeby has been charged with child exploitation. Kirkeby was also charged and arrested by Toronto Police in 2015 during a child pornography investigation.
Kirkeby was also charged in 2015 in relation to a prostitution investigation conducted by Barrie Police.
After he was found guilty of these child pornography and prostitution charges, he was granted three years of probation and 200 hours worth of community service.