A South Stormont man has been charged with trying to pay someone to lure and sexually assault a child, Cornwall police say.

Cornwall police and Ontario Provincial Police executed two search warrants at two homes in South Stormont on Wednesday morning, according to a media release.

Gaetan Dinelle, 38, was arrested and charged with attempting to procure a person to lure a child and sexually assault the child.

He was held in custody and was expected to appear in court Thursday.