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Halton police charge 58-year-old man in child luring investigation

A Halton Regional Police Service cruiser is seen in an undated file photo. HANDOUT

Police west of Toronto have charged a man with attempting to lure a child using social media platforms.

Halton regional police say they arrested a 58-year-old man from Mississauga on Tuesday.

Police say the suspect used a “number of social media applications,” using the aliases of “Youngr,” “jaybird140,” “J” and “RJ” online.

He is charged with luring, invitation to sexual touching and making sexually explicit material available to a child.