Toronto man charged with luring 10-year-old boy using social media
Shawn Eghterafi, 20, is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by Toronto police.
TORONTO -- A Toronto man is facing charges in connection with a child exploitation investigation and police say they believe there may be more victims.
It's alleged that a man engaged a 10-year-old boy in sexually based chats on social media and also sent the boy a webcam in the mail to further exploit him.
A man was arrested Tuesday after the Toronto police sex crimes unit executed a search warrant at a home in the city's northwest end (in the Finch Avenue West and Albion Road area.)
Shawn Eghterafi, 20, is charged with luring a child under 16 and invitation to sexual touching.
Police say Eghterafi has used the aliases "Shawn Eght" and "Jim Wilson" on Facebook and "shawn.eghterafi" on Skype and they are urging anyone with information to contact investigators.
Police also allege that he has attended the Association of Friends of Persian Culture conference near Chicago for some years, and has met boys there.