Orillia man charged following online child luring investigation

An Orillia man is facing charges following a online child luring investigation by the OPP.

According to police, officers made an arrest for luring a person under 16 years of age on Wednesday (March 4).

David Munro, 56, has been charged with two counts of luring persons under 16, making sexually explicit material available to person under 16 and indecent exposure to person under 16 years of age.

He was held pending a bail hearing.

The OPP will continue to aggressively identify and pursue individuals who use technology to exploit children, a press release notes.

“Our reality today is that every person around the world with a sexual interest in children has immediate access to any child on the internet. It’s like they are sitting next to our kids even though they could be across the globe,” Detective Staff Sergeant Sharon Hanlon of the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit.

‘We as parents and community members have to know who children are interacting with online. These offenders are very manipulative. If parents are not engaged – they will never see them coming until it’s too late.”

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.

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