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Peterborough man, 62, charged with child luring following online investigation

A Peterborough man faces two counts of child luring following an online investigaiton. The Canadian Press file

A Peterborough man faces child luring charges following an online investigation.

As part of the investigation by the Peterborough Police Service’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit, investigators on Wednesday executed a search warrant at a Peterborough residence where various electronics were located and seized.

Read more: Peterborough man, 38, charged with child luring: Peterborough County OPP

Paul G. Berardi, 62, of Gillespie Avenue, was arrested and charged with two counts of luring a child under 16 years.

He was held in custody and will appear in court on Thursday, police said.

The arrest is the third involving a Peterborough resident this month on child luring charges following arrests made on Oct. 21 and on Oct. 14.

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Police advise parents to utilize protectkidsonline.ca to help monitor children’s online activities. The site offers proactive strategies to help keep your child or teenager safe while online, police say.