THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Police Service Cyber Crime unit has been busy again. The Cyber Crime Unit took over a an investigation based on a report from a concerned parent about online communications between her fourteen-year-old daughter and an adult male that happened in May 2014.
During the TBPS investigation it was discovered that the correspondence was sexual in nature, and the male was attempting to arrange a meeting with the female for a sexual purpose.
Police intervened and after a lengthy online investigation, they were able to confirm identify the male suspect. Several attempts by police to meet with this male were unsuccessful and a warrant was requested and issued for his arrest.
On June 17, 2015, an off-duty officer observed the suspect on the north side of the city. He was subsequently arrested by patrol officers without incident just after noon.
Jeremy Elmer Rintaluhta, thirty-six-years of age, has been charged with Child Luring. He appeared in court and was remanded to the District Jail.