Sutton man charged with child luring

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A Sutton man is facing a child luring charge following a police investigation.

According to a press release from the Kawartha Lakes OPP, officers responded to a concern from a parent of a 12-year-old female who reported that an older male had been engaging in inappropriate conversations with the young female over social media.

On March 26, following an investigation, 44-year-old Billy Linstead of Sutton was arrested and charged with luring a person under 16 years of age by means of telecommunication.

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay.