Bobcaygeon resident charged with child luring

A 22-year-old from Bobcaygeon has been charged following an online child sexual exploitation investigation.

According to the OPP, the suspect attended a location in Lindsay for the purposes of meeting a child that was younger than 16 years of age on Friday (May 1).

“When the individual arrived, they were met by police and arrested without incident,” reads a media release from police.

Peter Austin Rae Swanton was charged with two counts of luring a person under the age of 16 and four counts of breaching a release order.

They were held pending a bail hearing.

“The OPP will continue to aggressively identify and pursue individuals who use technology to exploit children. Child exploitation is everyone’s business and police cannot do it alone. Everyone needs to know that these offenders operate amongst us and go undetected due to a lack of understanding. Everyone can make a difference by educating themselves about what child sexual exploitation really looks like,” said Staff Sergeant Sharon Hanlon of the OPP’s Child Sexual Exploitation Unit.

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