Editor’s note: The original story stated the accused was from Bancroft. OPP on Dec. 2 clarified the individual is from Barrie, Ont. This article has been updated.
A Barrie, Ont., resident faces child pornography and luring charges following an online investigation by OPP.
According to Bancroft OPP, as part of an investigation with the OPP’s child sexual exploitation unit, officers executed a search warrant at a residence in Barrie.
The search led to the arrest of a man on Nov. 14.
Richard Carroll, 46, was arrested and charged with luring a person under 16 years of age by means of telecommunication, distribution of child pornography and invitation to sexual touching.
He has been in custody since his arrest with a future court date, OPP said Monday.
Police are asking anyone who may have information regarding this investigation or information regarding internet child exploitation to contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at ontariocrimestoppers.ca.
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