THUNDER BAY — Police are reaching out to the public to identify more potential victims amid a sexual assault investigation in which the victim was a youth.
The Thunder Bay Police Service issued a request for assistance Wednesday as it released details of a case that dates back to August 2022.
That's when the police service's child abuse unit learned of allegations that a 20-year-old Thunder Bay resident had allegedly used social media to meet a youth online, supplied the youth with alcohol, and then sexually assaulted the person.
Krishtian Lynne Himes (AKA Hymes) was arrested and appeared in bail court in February of this year on charges of sexual assault on a person under 16, invitation to sexual touching, and luring a person under 18 by means of telecommunication.
As a result of an ongoing investigation by the cyber crime unit, Hymes now also faces charges of possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography, and possession of child pornography for the purpose of distribution.
After further review of the evidence, investigators believe Himes regularly attempted to make contact with youths through various social media platforms.
In an effort to reach victims who have not yet come forward, they have released a list of social media usernames the accused is believed to have used.
Instagram usernames include:
- Kris Muncha Quchi
Snapchat user names include:
Investigators are asking anyone who suspects they may have been targeted to check their social media accounts, and look for interactions with the above-named usernames.
Police may be contacted at (807) 684-1200 ext. 4115, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.p3tips.com.