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Ontario Court of Appeal upholds man's conviction in Internet child luring case

Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 3:36 PM | By Amanda Jerome

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a man's conviction in an Internet child luring case, rejecting his claim that certain provisions of the Criminal Code are unconstitutional.

In R. v. Morrison 2015 ONCJ 599, Justice George Gage convicted Douglas Morrison of child luring by means of a computer contrary to s. 172.1(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.

According to the court, Morrison posted a personal ad on Craigslist in January 2013 in the “casual encounters” section requesting a “little girl to meet and have some fun...