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Peterborough County OPP charge man with child luring after month long investigation

PETERBOROUGH-Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, Digital Forensic Unit and Peterborough OPP Detachment have arrested and charged a Mississauga man following a one-month investigation relating to Luring of a young person for a sexual purpose.

In July 2019, the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit commenced an investigation relating to an unknown male communicating over the internet with a young person for a sexual purpose.

On August 1, 2019 the OPP along with their internet child exploitation partners at the Peel Regional Police Service, executed a search warrant at a Mississauga residence.

As a result of the investigation, 28 year old Robert Miners was arrested and charged with Luring a Person under 16 years for a sexual purpose.

Police say multiple electronic devices were seized for further examination.

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on August 2, 2019.

Parents are reminded to take a proactive approach to help protect their children from online sexual exploitation by speaking with their children regarding internet safety. Parents can find resources to assist them at www.cybertip.ca.

Please take the time to recognize grooming behaviours of offenders so you can prevent child exploitation by utilizing the free information booklet “Child Sexual Abuse, Its Your Business” that can be found at  .ww.protectchildren.ca

 The Ontario Provincial Police says officers will continue to aggressively identify and pursue individuals who use technology to exploit children.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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