Victoria man charged with attempting to lure underaged girls online

A 28-year-old Victoria man has been charged with more than a dozen offences for attempting to lure underage teenage girls online.

  • Sep. 9, 2015 6:00 a.m.

A 28-year-old Victoria man has been charged with more than a dozen offences for attempting to lure at least five underage teenage girls online.

So far, detectives have confirmed five victims, ranging from 12 to 17 years old.

None of them were physically harmed, but police believe there are more victims who have yet to come forward.

“Parents would be well served to talk with their kids about what they’re doing online,” said detective Sgt. Kristi Ross. “If you discover that someone has been inappropriately contacting your kids online, consider reporting to your local police or through cybertip.ca.”

Ross added it’s important to speak with your children about being careful online.

Aaron Craig is facing 13 offences ranging from luring a child under the age of 14 to luring a child under the age of 18 and communicating/obtaining sexual service of a person under the age of 18.

In 2013, Craig was sentenced to 15 months in jail for luring and sexually interfering with a 13-year-old girl in the fall of 2009.

During court proceedings, the jail heard Craig found the girl’s profile on the social networking site Nexopia and contacted her.

 

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