Lethbridge Man Arrested, Accused of Sex Offences Against Young Girl

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ALERT has charged a 37 year old Lethbridge man with numerous offences, including abduction and sex assault against a 13 year old girl.

ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has charged a Lethbridge man with a number of sex offences allegedly committed against a 13 year old girl. A 37 year old man, who can no longer be named because of a court-imposed publication ban, was arrested on February 22nd at his Lethbridge home. A number of computers and electronic devices were seized. Lethbridge Police and RCMP provided assistance on the investigation after information was received by police in September 2017. It was reported the accused was allegedly engaged in sexualized online chats with an underage girl. Police also believe nude photos were being exchanged. ALERT alleges the suspect made deceptive arrangements to meet with the victim and enticed her away from her caregivers – actions that, under the Criminal Code of Canada, constitute abduction. When the two met in person, the girl was allegedly sexually assaulted. - ALERT Release

The suspect is charged with:

* abduction;
* child luring (x 3);
* sexual assault;
* sexual interference;
* invitation to sexual touching;
* making child pornography;
* accessing child pornography; and
* possessing child pornography

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