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Clarenville man charged with internet luring, child porn

The CFSEU-NL has charged a Clarenville man with child luring and child pornography.
The CFSEU-NL has charged a Clarenville man with child luring and child pornography. - CFSEU-NL

St. John's, N.L. — A 31-year-old Clarenville man has been charged with a dozen children luring and child pornography charges.

Gary Lockyer made a brief appearance in provincial court in St. John’s Wednesday afternoon and was granted bail with strict conditions after reappearing before a judge Thursday morning.

Lockyer faces 12 charges — five counts of luring a child under 16, two counts each of attempted exposure, luring a child under 18 and making arrangements to commit a sexual offence against a child and a single count of making child pornography.

He’s due back in court March 28.

He arrested in St. John’s by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of Newfoundland and Labrador earlier this week in relation to an internet child luring investigation, which began Feb. 3.

In a news release, the RCMP stated that they’re encouraging youth to be cautious of whom they communicate with and what they share online.

Cybertip.ca, protectkidsonline.ca and deal.org are online resources for caregivers and youth to learn about online safety and many other topics relevant to today's youth.

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