Former Moncton hockey coach facing additional child luring charges
MONCTON – A Riverview man who was employed as an assistant hockey coach in Moncton this fall is facing two additional child luring charges.
Matthew Mitton, 19, is now facing a total of 12 charges for child luring over the internet, including six counts each of invitation to sexual touching and making arrangements to commit a sexual offence on a child, with what appears to be six different victims.
The two new charges are alleged to have occurred between Sept. 1, and Oct. 8, 2014. Mitton was an assistant coach for the Moncton Hawks Midget AAA hockey team until October.
Mitton was scheduled to enter a plea Wednesday, but was not in court. He will have to be present at his next court date, scheduled for Feb. 24, to face these additional charges.
Mitton’s lawyer told the court that he received a disclosure saying there were 13 DVDs submitted in the case and he needed time to review all the material.
Mitton is currently out on bail with a number of conditions, including being prohibited from attending a number of areas where anyone under the age of 16 could be present. Venues covered include school grounds, daycare centres, playgrounds, community centres, public parks and public swimming areas. It also covers working or volunteering in a capacity that involved being in a position of trust or authority with people under the age of 16.
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