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OPP issues advisory about sex offender residing in Essa Twp.

'This information is being issued to the public as a precautionary measure,' says Nottawasaga OPP
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Editor's note: Sgt. Jason Folz said Maloney was convicted in Peel Region in 2004 and 2013 for 16 criminal charges related trafficking of minor children. These convictions placed him on the national and Ontario sex offender registry for life.

The Nottawasaga detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is issuing a Community Safety Advisory about a sex offender who resides in Essa Township.

This advisory follows careful review of the offender as it relates to issues of public safety.

Lauriston Charles Maloney, age 42, resides at, and has regular access to the "Beating the Odds" Children's Camp, which offers services for children with autism.

Maloney is a convicted sex offender with several prior convictions, which include human trafficking of children.

This information is being issued to the public as a precautionary measure. Protecting public safety is among the OPP's top priorities.

Members of the public are reminded that, although Maloney does present a safety risk, his rights are guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. As such, the Nottawasaga OPP will act to protect these rights if they are infringed.

The Police Services Act permits the Commissioner of the OPP, the local Chief of Police, or his/her designate, to make public notification regarding high-risk offenders in the community if the community's safety will be enhanced by the release of the offender's personal information.