BARRIE, ONT. - The mother of a five-year-old girl says she is "shocked," "horrified," and "disgusted" after learning the babysitter she trusted is now charged, along with her boyfriend, with some 130 sex-related offences against young children.
The couple, Shayne Lund, 22 and his girlfriend, Avery Taylor, 20, of Orillia are charged with several counts each of counselling and conspiring to kidnap a child, making and selling child pornography, invitation to sexual touching, voyeurism, sexual assault and bestiality.
Shayne Lund, 22, and Avery Taylor, 20, are seen in this Facebook photo
Lund faces 120 total charges while Taylor faces 16.
A third female, Katheryne Thompson, 19, of Orillia, a former girlfriend of Lund, has also been arrested in connection with similar offences and is awaiting a bail hearing. It is not yet known how many charges Thompson faces.
Police started their investigation after an alleged victim came forward. Since then, four more alleged child victims between the ages of two and 10 have been identified. Animals have also been identified as victims.
The charges are so "disturbing" that the Crown has announced it will be seeking to have the accused deemed dangerous offenders if they are found guilty, which could keep them behind bars indefinitely.
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