Markham man charged with Internet child luring
A Markham man is facing Internet luring charges after allegedly trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl.
Toronto police say the man had explicit online conversations with an undercover officer who was posing as the young girl.
During the chats, the suspect said he wanted to meet in person for a sexual purpose, police said.
When the man arrived at an agreed-upon location on Wednesday, he was met by police officers.
Masab Omair, 30, was arrested and charged with luring a child under the age of 14 and invitation to sexual touching.
Police say he used the online identity of "pringletoronto" and the alias of "Mark Andrew."
The suspect is known to travel across Canada and the United States for employment purposes, police say.
Omair is to appear at the Old City Hall courts on Monday.
Anyone who has had contact with him, or has more information, is asked to call police at 416-808-7361 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).