Arrested shoplifter wanted on child luring charges

By Lindsay Advocate

Arrested shoplifter wanted on child luring charges

A man wanted by Kawartha Lakes Police on charges of child luring and other child pornography-related charges was arrested by the staff of a downtown Lindsay grocery store for shoplifting on Tuesday afternoon.

Kawartha Lakes Police were called to a Russell Street grocery store recently after staff at the store observed a man conceal a number of food items and attempt to leave the store without paying for them. When police arrived, they realized the man was also wanted by Kawartha Lakes Police in relation to an investigation into a man who was seeking out young females on the Internet.

The investigation was launched in May after the London Police Service was contacted by a 16-year-old female who been contacted by a man on Facebook.

The man had used a fake Facebook account to establish contact with the girl and eventually tried to co-coerce her into sending him pornographic pictures of herself. The man had also sent her pictures of his genitalia to her.

When the female provided pictures to the man he sent them to other people he had befriended on Facebook.

Further investigation revealed that the man was a Lindsay resident, which resulted in the investigation being forwarded to Kawartha Lakes Police.

In early November, Kawartha Lakes Police issued a warrant for the arrest of 48-year-old Robert Darryl Brown of Lindsay.

Brown was detained in custody on charges of luring a child, unlawfully possess child pornography, distribute child pornography, publication of intimate images without consent, making sexually explicit material available to a child, theft under $5000.00, possession of stolen property under $5000.00 and failing to comply with a recognizance. He will appear in the Lindsay Court of Justice today.

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