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Based on information reported to Cybertip.ca, Canada’s tip line for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children, Sudbury police say it appears a "spam bot" has requested sexual images from Kik Messenger users and sent explicit content to users. (kik.com)

Sudbury Police are warning the public about a 'spam bot' on Kik Messenger — an instant messaging program popular with youth.

Police said they've received reports that a spam bot has requested sexual images from the messaging program. The spam bot has sent explicit content to users as well.

Officers said users can enable a feature on the app to avoid this issue by turning on the "ignore new people" option.