On July 20, 2016, members of the Winnipeg Police Service Counter Exploitation Unit became involved in an investigation involving a male who had advertised on a popular social media web site to meet with “YOUNG” women for sexual encounters.
An undercover officer, posing as a 15 year old female, responded to the advertisement. The two began communicating via text message. The male allegedly made arrangements to meet with the undercover officer and offered money in exchange for sexual acts.
On July 21, 2016, the male was arrested and identified as;
Derek SMART, 38 years, of Winnipeg.
SMARTis facing the following charges:
– Luring a Person Under 16 years
– Obtaining Sexual Services from a Person Under 18 years
He has been detained in custody.