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Nova Scotia man sought by RCMP child exploitation unit on luring charges now in custody

RCMP said in a press release issued on Saturday that Aaron Byron Cumberland is now in custody. RCMP

UPDATE: RCMP said in a press release issued on Saturday that Aaron Cumberland is now in custody. He turned himself into Halifax Regional Police at about 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 17.

He will appear in court in Kentville.

Nova Scotia RCMP’s Internet and child exploitation unit asked for the public’s help to find a man who’s wanted on outstanding warrants.

Aaron Byron Cumberland, 27, was charged on Thursday with three counts of luring of a child, making sexually explicit material available to a child and invitation to sexual touching.

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He was last known to reside in Bedford, N.S., and police believed he was trying to travel to the United States.

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According to police, Cumberland is 1.7 metres tall (about five-foot-seven) with a slim build, dark hair and brown eyes.

They said he may be driving a dark blue Mazda SUV, and was believed to have recently been in Sackville, N.B.

Cumberland has previously worked with children as a tennis coach in the area of Kentville, N.S.

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In the past, he has gone by the aliases “Aaron Austin” and “Aaron-Felix Austin.” He also goes by the nickname “Hiro.”

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