Friday July 5, 2019-Media Release-

Calls for Service:

Thursday July 4, 2019 8 a.m. to Friday July 5, 2019 8 a.m.- 74

Child Luring Arrest:

A 58 –year- old- Peterborough man has been charged with child luring as a result of a month long online investigation.

The accused engaged in online chats with someone he believed was a 14-year-old girl. The accused made arrangements to meet the girl for a sexual encounter. In reality, the accused was in communication with a member of the Peterborough Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE).

On July 4, 2019 the accused was arrested in the City of Peterborough. Steve Darrington, of Peterborough is charged with child luring for sexual interference, child luring for invitation to sexual touching, child luring to make child pornography and child luring to commit sexual assault.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on July 4, 2019.

The Peterborough Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to Protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation on the internet. “This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.”


Criminal Negligence Charge:

On June 26, 2019 at 9; 30 a.m. the accused was operating a motor vehicle in the rear parking lot of a McDonnel Street apartment complex.

While the victim was walking, the accused accelerated his vehicle and backed into  the victim.  As a result of the impact the victim suffered a broken wrist and a number of abrasions.

On July 3, 2019 the accused was arrested and charged with Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm. The accused appeared in court on July 4, 2019.

The accused is a youth under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Therefore, his name will not be released.


Name: S/Sgt Dan MacLean

Telephone: 705-876-1122 ext. 269