July 17, 2019 1:18 pm

Halton police charge man in child luring investigation

Police say the suspect used a "number of social media applications," using the aliases of "Youngr," "jaybird140," "J" and "RJ" online.

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BURLINGTON, Ont. – Police west of Toronto have charged a man with attempting to lure a child using social media platforms.

Halton Regional Police say they arrested a 58-year-old man from Mississauga, Ont., on Tuesday.

Police say the suspect used a “number of social media applications,” using the aliases of “Youngr,” “jaybird140,” “J” and “RJ” online.

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He is charged with luring, invitation to sexual touching and making sexually explicit material available to a child.

Police say members of their Internet Child Exploitation Unit began investigating the accused on June 10.

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