Rocky man facing child luring and child porn charges

By Sheldon Spackman
November 17, 2017 - 2:09pm

A 30-year-old central Alberta man is facing multiple child luring and child pornography charges following an arrest at a Rocky Mountain House residence November 16.

RCMP say the arrest was made with the help of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team’s (ALERT) Internet Child Exploitation unit after receiving allegations of online sexualized chats involving a 12-year-old girl.

Mounties say the two met through social media and the accused was allegedly aware the victim was underage.

According to police, explicit chats and photos were discovered by the victim’s parents who contacted them in August, with RCMP able to identify and arrest the suspect.

A search of a Rocky Mountain House residence resulted in the seizure of a number of electronic devices which contained evidence in relation to the case.

Staff Sergeant Mark Groves of the Rocky Mountain House RCMP Detachment says, “We applaud the victim’s family for coming forward and contacting police. The parent’s intervention could have possibly prevented this relationship from progressing and much worse offences being committed.”

Tyler James Cumberland faces six counts, including child luring, making child pornography, possessing child pornography, accessing child pornography and making sexually explicit materials available to a child.

Cumberland is due in Rocky Mountain House court December 6.

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