A man from Sundre has been arrested and charged with several counts related to child luring.
RCMP say on January 30 they were contacted by a local school regarding an inappropriate Snapchat message which was of a sexual nature. It had been sent to a student by an adult.
A concerned student shared the photo with a parent who then reported it to the school.
Sundre RCMP, with assistance from the Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit of ALERT, allege that an adult male befriended several underage females through social media and sent sexually explicit images to them. They also say it progressed to sexual contact.
On Feb. 3, Mounties arrested 24-year-old Tyson James Dichrow.
He faces charges of criminal harassment, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, child luring, sexual assault, possessing child porn, making sexually explicit material available to a child, as well as trafficking of marijuana.
Dichrow was released with several conditions, including to have no contact with the victims or any female under 16 unless an adult is present. He is also banned from any daycare, school grounds, playground, community centre or other place where children under 16 may be present.
“Allegations such as this are of great concern to the community and to police,” says Sundre RCMP Corporal Karl Mandel. “Anyone who thinks that they may also have been a victim of this type of offence should contact the Sundre RCMP or their local police.”
Tyson Dichrow is scheduled to appear in Didsbury court on Feb. 26.
Anyone with further information on these crimes is asked to contact the Sundre RCMP at 403-638-3675. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
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