A man from Neepawa, Man., is facing nearly 90 charges after a lengthy investigation by the RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit.

Jamie Centeno, 26, was arrested Wednesday and charged with 88 offenses, including luring a child, sexually assaulting a child, sexually exploiting a child and making child pornography.

Police said their investigation revealed that Centeno allegedly posed as a teenage boy on Snapchat and asked girls as young as 11 to send him sexual photos, and in some cases, to meet him in person.

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According to RCMP, Centeno had a previous arrest in 2018 for extortion, possession of child pornography and lure, and was released on parole to appear in Brandon Provincial Court.

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He was arrested again at a traffic stop in April 2021 when police found him violating the conditions for his release, and the ICE unit’s subsequent investigation revealed that he was communicating “extensively” with young girls. has.

“We are very concerned that there may be other victims,” ​​said cst. Gord Olson. “We are asking anyone with information to contact their local police department.”

Olson said Centeno allegedly used a number of usernames on Snapchat, including kingmac6675, itsjaaaay1, brandonnjay6493, jaimec044, privateaccn2021, neepawanoypi20 and jcntno2021.

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“Unfortunately, we see children being exploited every day. Children are vulnerable. “We want to remind all caregivers to constantly discuss online safety with their children and monitor their online activity to reduce their risk of being exploited,” Olson said.

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Centeno will appear in court in Brandon on February 10.

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