Sex offender arrested again for allegedly targeting kids

A Craigslist ad York Regional Police allege was posted by Frank Cunningham (PICTURED RIGHT).

A Craigslist ad York Regional Police allege was posted by Frank Cunningham (PICTURED RIGHT).

Michele Mandel, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 10:02 PM ET

NEWMARKET, Ont. -- One more strike and this twice-convicted sex offender should be locked away from our children for a good long time.

Frank Cunningham, 33, is a registered sex offender with a heinous rap sheet: in 2004 he was convicted of sexually assaulting a little girl and received a slap on the wrist. In 2005, he was nailed for luring a child over the Internet and landed himself a place of dishonour on Ontario’s sex offender registry as well as some lengthier jail time.

Now the Holland Landing man is back before the courts — this time after York Regional Police allege he’s been using online sites since May 2012 to befriend vulnerable single parents so that he could sexually abuse their children. He was arrested last Tuesday in Toronto during a meeting he’d set up with a single mom for the purposes, police allege, of sexually assaulting her two kids.

Unfortunately for Cunningham, the “mom” was being played by an undercover officer.


A Craigslist ad York Regional Police allege was posted by Frank Cunningham.


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