Estevan man arrested for child luring

An Estevan man has been arrested in connection with a child luring case.

A joint investigation that involved members from the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit, Carnduff RCMP and the Estevan Police Service resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence located in Estevan on Wednesday.

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Arrested without incident was Russ Howard Goforth, 31, after he went to a location to meet a girl under the age of 14. He met her through the internet.

The name of the girl will not be released to protect her identity.

Goforth has been charged with child luring. Additional charges may be following. He made a brief court appearance on Thursday.

Numerous computer and storage devices were seized during the execution of the search warrant.

The Saskatchewan ICE Unit is comprised of investigators from the R.C.M.P., Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service and Prince Albert Police Service. Their mandate is to investigate crimes involving the abuse and/or exploitation of children on the internet.

Watch next week's edition of the Mercury for more on this story. 

                                                                                                                                                           

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