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Red Deer man arrested for child luring

A Red Deer man was arrested on Jan. 21 for an alleged child luring plot.

A joint investigation between Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) units in Saskatchewan and Alberta led to the arrest of Jeremie Raphael Roy, 33.

Roy was allegedly grooming and luring a young Regina girl. He was identified by Saskatchewan ICE as allegedly sharing sexually explicit materials and luring the young girl via a social media app.

According to a press release, the offenses date back to Oct. 2019.

“ICE units from around the world routinely collaborate to help protect children and hold predators accountable,” said Sgt. Randy Poon, ALERT ICE.

Roy faces a number of charges, including an invitation to sexual touching, child luring, making child and possessing child pornography, access to child pornography and making sexually explicit material available to a child.