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Greater Sudbury man arrested for online child luring

Garson man, 68, facing two charges for allegedly inappropriately interacting with a child online
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A Garson man has been arrested by the OPP and charged for allegedly attempting to lure a child for a sexual purpose.

The man was arrested following the execution of a search warrant at his home on Aug. 16.  Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, Digital Forensics Unit and Sudbury OPP were involved in the investigation.

Several electronic devices were seized during the search. The 68-year-old man faces one count each of luring a child to facilitate sexual interference and luring a child to facilitate sexual assault.

The man was released from custody following a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 19 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury.

The OPP encourages parents visit and download the "Child Sexual Abuse - It Is Your Business" brochure from the Canadian Center for Child Protection to learn more about how to protect children from online predators.

If you have any information about this investigation or if you have information regarding internet child exploitation, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or Reporting information may also be made on the internet through