Two days after Ontario Provincial Police issued a rare public advisory, convicted sex offender Lauriston Maloney and his wife Amber Maloney have been arrested.
The couple was charged with multiple offences relating to recruiting, exercising control, exploitation, assault, forcible confinement, and financial benefit from committing a crime.
They were taken into police custody on Wednesday morning.
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The couple lived at a childcare centre for kids with autism.
On Monday, the OPP warned that 42-year-old Lauriston Charles Maloney had “regular access” to children. In subsequent media reports, Maloney denied the claim.
“The ‘camp’ is run out of a residence. Maloney lives at the residence,” OPP Sgt. Jason Folz told True North on Tuesday.
“The offender’s spouse runs that camp and is well aware of his background. The OPP investigators from the Nottawasaga Detachment regularly monitor and check in with those on the Ontario Sex Offender Registry.”
Maloney has a total of 16 criminal offences related to trafficking minors for sex work and is registered as a sex offender.
He had no conditions which prohibited him from being near children.
On Wednesday, the Ontario government told parents to stay away from a childcare facility for kids with autism after police issued a rare community warning about how a convicted child sex offender was living at the premises.
An official statement by the province’s solicitor general encouraged “all parents to keep away” from Beating the Odds in Essa Township.