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Arrest made in Child Exploitation investigation,
Jared Battieste, 30

Broadcast time: 06:00
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Sex Crimes

Case #: 2019-868478

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, members of the Toronto Police Service Child Exploitation Section executed a search warrant in the Eglinton Avenue West and Avenue Road area.

It is alleged that:

- a man lured whom he believed to be a 14-year-old girl over social media

- the man was on a social media platform using the handle of “jaytopsir”

Jared Battieste, 30, of Toronto, was arrested and has been charged with:

1. Making sexually explicit material available to a person under 16 years of age
2. Luring a child under 16 years

He was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Old City Hall court, at 2 p.m., in room 101.

Investigators are concerned there may be additional victims, anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416−808−8500 or Leave A Tip on Facebook, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Reporting can also be made at Canada’s National Tipline for Reporting the Online Sexual Exploitation of Children at

This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.

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Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Paul Krawczyk, Sex Crimes