A former Canadian police officer was arrested and charged with luring a child he met over the internet to a hotel room for sex.

Fifty-one year old Dough Bronson was arrested on Tuesday by an undercover officer he thought was a young girl he met over the internet.

The Kawartha Lakes OPP began an investigation in January after the family of an Ontario girl called police to report a man having an inappropriate conversation with their daughter.

Bronson, a former detective from Peterborough, Ontario, had asked the person he thought was the girl to meet him for sex.  That person turned out to be an undercover police officer.

Bronson, who resigned from the Peterborough police department in 1998, was charged with luring a child via a computer, sexual exploitation and invitation to sexual touching under 16 years of age.

This is not the first time that Branson has gotten into trouble with authorities.

In 1991 and 1993, he was accused of starting inappropriate relationships with women who had called his police station for help.

In addition to being demoted for those incidents, Bronson was also sentenced to five days without pay.

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