A 33-year-old man from Toronto has been arrested after allegedly luring a child through social media.
Police said that in August 2018, a child was lured by a man on social media using the Instagram username “ughshutupbrian” and the Facebook account “Brianmatthew22.”
The same man also allegedly accessed and possessed child sexual abuse material on the internet, according to investigators.
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On August 22, officers from Toronto Police Services’ Child Exploitation Section executed a search warrant in the area of Brown’s Line and Lakeshore Boulevard West.
Brian Drury, of Toronto, has since been charged with luring a child under the age of 18, possession of child pornography, and accessing child pornography.
He is scheduled to appear in a North York courtroom on December 5.
Anyone with information related to this incident is being asked to contact police or anonymously through Crime Stoppers. Reports of online sexual exploitation of children can also be made online.