Charges laid against Grande Prairie man in alleged internet child luring

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A man has been charged in connection to an incident of alleged child-luring via internet in November.

On November 3, Grande Prairie RCMP received a call from a concerned parent, who discovered an older male was texting his 13-year-old daughter.

After police launched an investigation, 18-year-old Laszlo Illes was charged with three counts of Adult Luring Minors over the Internet for a Sexual Purpose on December 4.

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He is set to appear in court on January 6, 2016.

The incident remains under investigation, as police seek to identify any additional victims.

RCMP encourages parents to educate their children on the potential danger of communicating with strangers online, as well as remain aware what their children are doing with their cell phones or on the internet.

Any suspicious messages found should be preserved, and reported to police immediately.

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