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Girl’s father calls Edmonton police, 31-year-old man charged with luring, indecent exposure

Nicholas Alfred Rice, 31, has been charged by Edmonton police.
Nicholas Alfred Rice, 31, has been charged by Edmonton police. Supplied: Edmonton police

A 31-year-old man is facing a number of charges, including luring a child, after Edmonton police say he communicated with a young teen girl through two social media applications.

Police were told that a man started chatting with the girl on Sept. 4.

“It is alleged the male proposed a transaction that would see he and the girl exchange nude photos via the app for cash, and eventually meet up for sex,” EPS said in a news release Wednesday.

The girl’s father became aware of the situation and contacted police on Sept. 25 and an investigation was launched immediately.

The man was arrested on Sept. 27.

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Nicholas Alfred Rice is charged with luring a child, distributing/importing/selling child pornography, possessing child pornography, making sexually explicit material available to a child and indecent exposure to a child under 16.

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Edmonton police released a photo of the accused because they believe he may have contacted other people online.

Investigators are encouraging anyone who’s had contact with him online to call police at (780) 423-4567.