Guilty plea expected in Facebook luring charges

Greater Trail teen facing luring charges is scheduled to appear in court next month for an intended guilty plea

  • Mar. 9, 2012 6:00 p.m.

A teen facing charges related to luring young people online is scheduled to appear in court next month for an intended guilty plea, it was decided at Rossland Provincial Court Thursday.

The youth, who can’t be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is charged with 47 counts that include impersonation with intent, extortion, uttering threats, communication via computer to lure a child under the age of 18, obtaining sexual services of a person under the age of 18 and invitation to sexual touching.

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.