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Feb 22, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

York University sports coach charged in child luring investigation

North York Mirror

A York University recruiting co-ordinator and running back coach for the university’s football team has been charged in a child luring investigation.

Police said between December 2012 and February, the accused engaged a 16-year-old boy through cellphone and Internet chats. The victim sent images of himself to the accused using his cellphone.

Daniel Younis, 24, of Toronto, was charged Thursday, Feb. 2,1 with luring a child under 18 and attempt to make child pornography.

Friday, morning, York University issued a statement.

“Toronto Police Service (TPS) has advised us of the arrest of Dan Younis, a volunteer with the York Lions Football team,” it read.

“We are extremely disturbed about this very serious allegation and are working closely with the TPS in support of their investigation. York has suspended our relationship with this individual, pending the outcome of the police investigation. Our first priority is to fully support students and prospective students, which includes ensuring they have full access to qualified support services.”

Police believe there may be more victims.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416−808−8500 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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