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Port Colborne Man Charged in Child Luring

Police seized “numerous devices capable of storing electronic data.”

Niagara police have arrested a 33-year who is accused of luring a minor and possessing child pornography.

OPP's Child Sexual Exploitation Unit started an undercover investigation into the luring of minors using the Internet back in January.

In April, Niagara Regional Police's Internet Child Exploitation Unit joined the investigation and identified a suspect living in Port Colborne.

And Sunday, a search warrant was issued and led to the arrest of Marc Oliver Marier, 33. He has been charged with luring a child via telecommunication to facilitate sexual assault, possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography, and making child pornography available.

Police say Marier also used the online alias “Atlas XAVIER.”

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing scheduled for Monday at a St. Catharines courthouse.

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