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Red Deer RCMP and ALERT arrest and charge a male for child luring related offences

June 1, 2020 4:30 PM

Red Deer, Alta. – On Friday May 29, 2020, Red Deer RCMP, with the assistance of ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation unit, arrested and charged a 59 year old male after he attempted to lure multiple children for sexual purposes.

On May 27, 2020, Wayne Taylor of Red Deer engaged in electronic and in-person communication with three child victims, aged eight, nine and ten that was predatory in nature.

Wayne remains in custody and faces the following charges:

  • Six counts of luring a child,
  • Two counts of making explicit material available to a child; and
  • Two counts of sexual interference.

“This situation is extremely disturbing to everyone involved. Red Deer RCMP and ALERT arrested this individual without incident prior to the situation escalating further,” said Corporal Leigh Nielsen, Red Deer General Investigation Section (GIS). “We continue to investigate this criminal case with our partners in ALERT.”

“There’s no way to sugar coat a case like this, other than to say it is very alarming. I shudder to think of what may have transpired had we not been able to intervene and make a quick arrest,” said Sergeant Randy Poon, ALERT Internet Child Exploitation unit.

The child victims and their families are receiving support.

If you have any information about this incident please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.


Media Contact:

Red Deer RCMP

File no: 2020681455