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SUDBURY -- Sault Ste. Marie police arrested a local man Thursday afternoon at his home.

It’s alleged on multiple occasions in July 2019, the accused used an online application to contact an underage girl for a sexual purpose. 

Officers executed a search warrant on the accused’s residence just before noon on October 30. During a subsequent search, officers seized his electronic devices and located a handheld crossbow, which is a prohibited weapon. 

The 38-year-old is charged with:

  • one count of luring,
  • one count of sexual interference,
  • one count of invitation to sexual touching and
  • one count of possession of a prohibited weapon

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The charges have not yet been proven in court.