NOMINEE: Scott Ferguson, a now 50-year old from the Windsor, Ontario area chatted up a child profile on the Facebook Dating section of the Facebook app in December 2018. He knew something was up when he looked at pictures that belonged to a legitimate young teen girl. The age on the decoy profile display 38 but Scott later said the girl looked younger, in her 20's.
Scott was told in chat on the Facebook app that he was chatting with a 12-year old girl. He then continued, and gave his phone number to what he believed was the young girl. He was clearly sketchy and fearful to put anything incriminating in text message.
He wanted the child to take pictures of herself while she said she was nude in the bathroom. He did indicate he didn't want nude images, but for her to put on a bra instead.
SIDE NOTE: Even if a child took a picture in bra/panties OR if a person depicted in a sexualized image is 18+ when an image was taken (but it's purported that they are younger than 18 in the image), both could be construed by the Courts as child porn (at least in Canada). SEE:R v SKS, 2012 SKCA 18 on the latter issue.
Scott said several times that he could get in legal trouble communicating with what he believed was the child. He called the 'child' princess, sunshine and other endearing pet names while chatting over a few days. He called himself her "friend" and said that he had her back, and added that he would have her "front" also. He asked the fake 12-year old child to "visually tease" him. He was told the child was in a bubble bath and wanted the girl to send him pictures of the bubbles. Instead of sending him the image he wanted, he was asked if he wanted to go to the child's home to take pictures of her in the bath. His response: "Sounds inviting... lol" He called the child, "hot" and continued chatting with her when she advised that she can self-pleasure herself. Scott's response to hearing about the child's explicit activities was that he wanted the child to "tease" him.
He continued with his grooming language on a few phone calls where he indicated he'd love to meet with the girl. He expressed little interest in going to the child's house and wanted the child to leave her home to meet with him at a later point. Also on a call, the decoy said the child was masturbating earlier. Hearing that, Scott said: "I would love to see that."
Scott was confronted on the phone and some of his own words were played back for him in a recording. He hung up and didn't want to listen any further.