Brockville child luring trial set

The back entrance to the courthouse in Brockville, Ont. (Newswatch Group/File)

BROCKVILLE – The case of a Brockville man, accused of luring a child on the internet, will be going to trial in September.

Jason Link, 44, was charged in August 2015 following a 17-month investigation by the O.P.P. Child Sexual Exploitation Unit.

Police caught a man after setting up a sting on August 20, 2015 where an officer posed as a 13-year-old girl on the internet, asking for the man to meet her at a Prescott establishment.

Police also seized a cell phone, which investigators said was “pertinent to the investigation.”

Brockville’s Ontario Court of Justice has set aside two days in late September to hear the case.

A conviction on a charge of luring a child on the internet carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison.