Sturgeon Falls man arrested for child luring

Provincial police have arrested a man in Sturgeon Falls in connection with an internet child luring investigation, with help from police in the United States.

Provincial police have arrested a man in Sturgeon Falls in connection with an internet child luring investigation, with help from police in the United States.

OPP report that, in September of last year, police in Colorado started an undercover investigation online. Over the course of three months, the American officer was communicating online with a male suspect.

During that time, the suspect committed an indecent act online and made sexually explicit material available, police said. When police learned the suspect was from Ontario, the matter was turned over to the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit in January for further investigation.

A 42-year-old Sturgeon Falls man was charged on Thursday with one count of luring of a child on the internet and one count of making sexually explicit material available to a child.

The accused was scheduled to appear for a bail hearing on Friday at the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay, Ont.

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