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Man released on bail

A Walden man who was arrested and charged with numerous sex offences involving children in several jurisdictions across Northern Ontario was granted bail Tuesday.
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A Walden man who was arrested and charged with numerous sex offences involving children in several jurisdictions across Northern Ontario was granted bail Tuesday.

Andrew Stewart, 43, was charged with 11 counts by Greater Sudbury Police, including four counts of juvenile prostitution and four counts of indecent exposure to a child under the age of 14. He also faces two counts of performing an indecent act and one count of criminal harassment.

Police services in Sudbury, New Liskeard, Kirkland Lake and Temiskaming all provided information leading to the identification of a suspect and the eventual arrest, said Greater Sudbury Police Staff Sgt. Todd Zimmerman.

Stewart is a married father who lives in Lively, about 15 kilometres northeast of Sudbury city limits.

Stewart and his family own a popular carpet retailing business in Sudbury.

Stewart spent Monday evening in jail pending a bail hearing.

He was released after agreeing to numerous restrictions on his freedom by a Justice of the Peace Tuesday.

Stewart?s bail conditions include he not be in the presence of any children except his own without supervision and he maintain a nightly curfew.

In late March, Greater Sudbury Police issued a press release urging residents to streetproof their children after there were numerous reports of a man exposing himself to children in areas of the Donovan and Flour Mill.

Zimmerman confirmed Stewart is the main suspect in those incidents one month ago.





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