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Former RCMP officer caught in creep catcher sting back in court

WATCH: Former Surrey RCMP officer Dario Devic is back in court today after pleading guilty last month to breach of trust. Sarah MacDonald has the latest on his sentencing.

Former Surrey RCMP officer Dario Devic is back in a B.C. courtroom Tuesday.

Devic was charged after a sting by Surrey Creep Catchers, a group that poses as underaged girls online to catch men who want to meet them for sexual purposes.

In late August, he pleaded guilty to a charge of breach of trust.

READ MORE: Former Surrey Mountie pleads guilty to breach of trust after Creep Catchers sting

Devic’s lawyer, Rishi Gill, said the other more serious charge, attempting to lure a child under the age of 16, will be stayed.

He said photographs sent to Devic clearly showed an adult woman and Devic never intended to meet a minor. In court Tuesday, lawyers for Devic said is believed the woman in the photographs was roughly 30 years old at the time they were taken.

The court also heard Devic corresponded with the woman posing as Candace while he was on the clock with the Surrey RCMP.

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There were five photographs exchanged between both parties during this correspondence, with ten being exchanged between the two in total during other correspondence.

READ MORE: Dario Devic, Surrey RCMP officer facing child luring charge, to appear in court

The Crown is asking for a one-year conditional jail sentence for Devic that can be served in the community.

This story will be updated following Devic’s court appearance Tuesday.

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