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Brockville police arrest man on charges of luring, invitation to sexual touching

Police were alerted to a conversation on social media that was between the accused and someone who identified themselves as a 12-year-old girl.
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Brockville police have arrested a 40-year-old man on charges of luring and invitation to sexual touching.

Police said they arrested the man after 8 a.m. Thursday when they received a complaint on March 17 in relation to a social media post.

The post sparked the investigation and led to the arrest.

According to officers, the post showed a conversation between the accused — a Brockville resident — and an unknown subject who identified themselves as a 12-year-old girl.

The accused has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

The investigation is ongoing, so no further information will be released at this time.

Anyone with information about this event or similar occurrences is asked to call the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127.

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