Greater Trail youth pleads guilty to online luring charges

A Greater Trail youth has pleaded guilty to charges related to luring local teens online.

  • Apr. 9, 2012 7:00 a.m.

A Greater Trail youth has pleaded guilty to charges related to luring local teens online.

The 17-year-old boy, who’s identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has admitted to 10 of the 47 charges including impersonation, Internet luring and extortion.

Greater Trail RCMP first received two leads of an account user making physical threats to convince local boys around 13 years old to add him as a friend on Facebook.

With further investigation, police found that the alleged online predator acted from June 2009 through to November of last year.

He is set to appear in court on May 16 for sentencing.