There were no “red flags” that would have warned anyone that something might be amiss with a young couple being held in custody facing sex offences against children.
Shayne Lund, 22 and his girlfriend, Avery Taylor, 20, of Orillia are charged with several counts each of counseling and conspiring to kidnap a child, making and selling child pornography, invitation to sexual touching, voyeurism, sexual assault and bestiality.
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.
Police began their investigation after an alleged victim came forward to police.
“She seemed like a really nice girl,” said a high school friend of Taylor.
The woman, who does not want to be identified, said she was good friends with Taylor when they went to school together at Twin Lakes High School in Orillia where Lund also went to school.