Indecent video sent to teen
Police are reminding parents to monitor their children’s activities after a video of a male committing an indecent act was sent to a 13-year-old girl.
The video was sent to the girl while she was taking part in a group chat with other people. The girl immediately told her parents about the video.
Norfolk OPP were contacted by the Waterford girl’s parent on Wednesday.
“Police are urging all parents and caregivers to continually monitor their child’s online and offline activity and to sit down and have a good conversation about their safety while interacting with anyone online or in group chats,” said OPP Acting Sgt. Ed Sanchuk.
He cited the Canadian Centre for Child Protection as a great resource for information about personal safety of children. The centre also provides a tip line on the website cybertip.ca where people can report online sexual exploitation.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
The investigation is continuing.
Woman charged with theft
A 32-year-old woman is facing charges after a shoplifting incident in a store on the Queensway East in Simcoe.
Police responded to the store at just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Simcoe woman was charged with theft until $5,000.
Vehicle stolen in Simcoe
Police are reminding drivers to ‘pocket their keys’ after a vehicle was reported stolen in Simcoe on Wednesday.
The theft from a Head Street North property occurred in the early morning hours on April 7.
Norfolk OPP say the culprit located the keys that were left inside the vehicle.
The vehicle is described as a black coloured, 2012 Hyundai Tucson.