On September 16, 2023, Southey RCMP received a report about suspicious activity occurring at a residence in Strasbourg, SK.
As a result of investigation, a search warrant was executed at the residence and a number of devices were seized. Investigation determined that messages of a sexual nature had been exchanged between an adult male and someone under the age of 16.
A 46-year-old male from Strasbourg, SK, was arrested on September 23, 2023, and charged with:
- Child luring, Section 172.1 (1)(b) of the Criminal Code (CC)
- Invitation to sexual touching, Section 152 CC
- Arranging a sexual offence against a child, Section 172.2 (1)(b) CC
- Possession of a substance for the purpose of trafficking, Section 5 (2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)
At this time, we are not releasing the name of the accused to help protect the identity of the youth victim(s).
The accused will be remanded to appear in court. He is scheduled to make his first appearance in Regina Provincial Court on Monday, September 25 at 9:30 a.m.
Assisting the Southey RCMP Detachment with this ongoing investigation is the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit, the Saskatchewan RCMP General Investigation Section and the Saskatchewan RCMP Digital Forensics Services Unit.