Peel police charge man with alleged child luring offences

Published May 26, 2021 at 6:20 pm

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A man is set to appear in court in connection with a series of alleged child luring-related offences. 

Peel Regional Police say investigators from the Internet Child Exploitation Unit recently charged a 53-year-old Toronto man with ties to the United Kingdom in a child luring investigation. 

Police say that between March 30, 2021, and May 19, 2021, officers investigated a male who was allegedly communicating online with someone he believed to be less than 16 years of age “for a sexual purpose.”

Police say the accused used various popular messaging and social media platforms under the following personas: 

On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, Aslam Butt (alias Gerrard Gorman), was arrested and charged with a number of offences, including luring a child to commit sexual assault, making sexually explicit material available to a child, attempting to make child pornography and more. 

The accused will appear in court on May 26.  

The charges have not yet been proven in court. 

Anyone with any information s asked to contact investigators in the Internet Child Exploitation Unit at 905-453-2121 ext. 3490. 

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