Windsor Man Arrested Following Child Luring Investigation

Windsor police have arrested a 40-year-old man following an investigation into a child luring incident.

It began on July 30 when a citizen went to police headquarters after she viewed a video on the internet. The video allegedly shows a man, pretending to be a 13-year-old girl, communicating with a 40-year-old man through an online messaging application.

The communications became sexual and the suspect allegedly sent explicit images of himself and they arranged to meet.

The video ends with the man, posing as a 13-year-old girl, confronting the suspect in a public place.

The Windsor Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit reviewed the evidence and began investigating.

The incident captured on video circulated online and garnered a lot of public attention including a couple of protests.


Protest at Garry Dugal Park on August 5, 2017 (Photo by AM800's Ricardo Veneza)

Around 9:30pm on Tuesday, police went to the suspect's home and arrested him.

Ryan Jessop of Windsor is charged with telecommunication with a person believed to be under 16 years old for specific criminal offences and making available sexually explicit materials to a person under the age of 16 years old.