July 30, 2014 3:40 pm

Alberta teen coerced into sharing sexual video, Winnipeg police say

Winnipeg police Sgt. Det. Natalie Aitken says a Winnipeg man has been arrested for luring an Alberta boy.

Walther Bernal / Global News

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba man has been arrested on charges of Internet luring involving a teenage boy from the Cochrane area in southern Alberta.

A 53-year-old man posed as a 13-year-old girl online and coerced the teenage boy into providing sexual videos, Winnipeg police allege.

Police searched a home, seized electronic equipment and contacted authorities in Alberta, Det. Sgt. Natalie Aitken said.

The accused has been released on a promise to appear in court and faces charges of possessing child pornography and luring a minor, she said.

The Winnipeg man and the alleged victim never met in person, she said.

The case is a reminder that Internet luring can happen anywhere, and that parents need to be mindful of what their children are doing online, Aitken said.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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