Oakville man charged with child luring

Published August 18, 2020 at 8:16 pm

An Oakville man is facing charges in connections with a child luring investigation. 

An Oakville man is facing charges in connections with a child luring investigation. 

​Halton police say the police services’ Internet Child Exploitation (I.C.E.) Unit has arrested a male for allegedly attempting to lure children online. 

Police say investigators were made aware that a suspect allegedly created multiple online accounts on a social media messaging app and attempted to communicate repeatedly with several children under the age of 18. Police say the incidents occurred between January and April 2020.

Police allege the accused used Instagram and utilized several user names including: Beasley8163, beasley2045, joe_heather101, samp.lant1, joescotts1003, davi.dsommer, dav.id9102, jeffm_ack101 and timw.ilson.

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On Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, Richard Beasley, 50, was arrested and charged with luring a child and criminal harassment.

The accused was released on an undertaking.

Police believe there may be additional victims. Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Todd Martin at 905-465-8983 or D/Cst. Kathy Walker at 905-465-8986 of the Halton Regional Police Child Internet Child Exploitation Unit.

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