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Elliot Lake man charged with criminal harassment

Police say the 58-year-old was sending harassing messages, threats through social media
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On March 23, 2023, the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested and charged a person in relation to sending unwanted messages and threats through a social media platform.

In February of 2023, the complainant reported receiving numerous social media messages both directly and indirectly. The unwanted, harassing, and threatening messages were being sent to another family member online. Police obtained screenshots of the messages and an arrest warrant was issued for the sender.

Burt James (Jim) Moore, 58 years old from Elliot Lake, was charged with:

  • Criminal harassment - threatening conduct
  • Uttering threats - cause death or bodily harm

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on May 1, 2023.