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Investigation determines 7-year-old girl was not lured, Toronto police say

A logo at the Toronto Police Services headquarters, in Toronto, on Friday, August 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Toronto police say an investigation into a reported child luring has determined that the child was not lured after all.

Police issued a news release on Friday, advising that officers responded to a call in the Neilson and Ellesmere roads area in Scarborough on Wednesday at around 5:30 p.m.

Investigators said it was reported that a seven-year-old girl was playing on the front step of a home when she was approached by a man, who then attempted to lure her away.

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The girl ran inside and told an adult about the incident, police said.

In a news release issued Saturday, police said the investigation into the incident determined that no crime had actually occurred.

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“Investigators have reviewed video, interviewed witnesses, and spoken to the person of interest,” police said.

“There is no belief that the seven-year-old girl was lured.”

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