A 30-year-old Pelly Crossing man has been charged with luring a child over the Internet.
Police allege the man was online attempting to get a 13-year-old girl to produce “what would have been considered child pornography,” Cpl. Josh Wiese says.
In this case, no images were actually shared.
Wiese said the young girl in this case was an “intelligent young lady.”
It is alleged that the communication took place in January.
The RCMP became aware of the situation in March when the girl’s mother approached officers.
On April 16, Gary William Matheson was arrested and charged with one count of luring a child. The charge alleges that someone used telecommunications to connect with a child for the purpose of committing another offence like child pornography.
Police say the investigation is still ongoing to determine if any other children were approached in the same way.
Wiese encourages parents to be aware of who their children are friends with online and have an open conversation if they find anything suspicious.
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