North Dundas man charged with child luring

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

LONG SAULT – A North Dundas man stands accused of trying to lure an underage girl online.

Police arrested the 32-year-old on April 6 and charged him with luring someone under 16 by means of telecommunication, making sexually explicit material available to a person under 16 and criminal harassment.

SD&G OPP say the perpetrator and the victim knew each other and the alleged “multiple sexual offences” took place over two years, starting in 2020.

Matthew Gates will appear in a Cornwall court May 3.

Police are still investigating and are asking anyone with information on this case to call Const. Lise Durocher at 613-534-2223 or Crime Stoppers.