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RCMP charge Spruce Grove man with child luring spanning over 4 year period

Four men have been arrested in connection with a string of thefts in Carlyle, Sask.
RCMP have charged an Alberta man with child luring after a lengthy investigation. RCMP / File

RCMP have charged a 39-year-old man with luring children, after a complaint from one of his victims led to a police investigation.

Parkland RCMP say Matthew Kenneth Erickson victimized a number of youth to ‘varying degrees’ between October 2015 and September 2019.

The initial tip came in last month, which prompted the investigation that exposed years of incidents.

Erickson was arrested on Oct. 11, and has been charged with a number of offenses, which include:

  • four counts of luring a child
  • three counts of sexual interference
  • two counts of making child pornography
  • one count of sexual assault.

Erickson was released on a $3,000 no-cash recognizance with a number of strict conditions, including no contact with his victims or anyone under 16 years of age.

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He is set to appear in Stony Plain Provincial Court on Oct. 30.

Do police have the tools they need to pursue child luring?
Do police have the tools they need to pursue child luring?