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  Clarington Man Charged with Luring

Sep 27, 2017 09:38 ET

A 56-year-old male from Bowmanville is facing charges after making arrangements over the internet to meet with someone whom he believed was a female with an 11-year-old daughter for a sexual encounter.

On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, members of the DRPS Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) with the assistance of Offender Management Unit arrested the male in Oshawa. The accused engaged in conversation with an undercover officer and after a lengthy investigation, the accused was arrested without incident.

Brian A. PARKS, age 56, of Orr Court, Clarington, is charged with: Make Arrangement to Commit Sexual Assault and Make Arrangement to Commit Make Child Pornography. He was held for a bail hearing.

Investigators want to ensure there are no other victims.

The Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet is comprised of the OPP Child Exploitation Section, 24 municipal police services, two Crown Attorney provincial coordinators and one victim services coordinator. The 24 Police Services partners include: Barrie PS; Brantford PS; Durham Regional PS; Guelph PS; Greater Sudbury PS; Halton Regional PS; Hamilton PS; Kingston PS; London PS; Niagara Regional PS; Ottawa PS; Peel Regional PS; Sault Ste. Marie PS; Toronto PS; Thunder Bay PS; Waterloo Regional PS; Windsor PS York Regional PS, Belleville PS, Chatham-Kent PS, Cornwall PS, North Bay PS, Peterborough-Lakefield PS, Sarnia PS, Timmins SP and Woodstock PS.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to call D/Cst. Jeff Lockwood of the Sexual Assault Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5563.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.