Goose Bay man charged following alleged sexual offences toward youth

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A 38-year-old Happy Valley-Goose Bay man has been charged after allegedly sexually targeting two youth through Snapchat. (Dado Ruvic/Reuters - image credit)
A 38-year-old Happy Valley-Goose Bay man has been charged after allegedly sexually targeting two youth through Snapchat. (Dado Ruvic/Reuters - image credit)
Dado Ruvic/Reuters
Dado Ruvic/Reuters

A 38-year-old Happy Valley-Goose Bay man has been charged with several sexual offences involving youth.

According to police, the man allegedly targeted two youth in the community using Snapchat, and has been charged with sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, sexual assault, child luring, forcible confinement, and extortion among other charges.

The man was arrested last week following an investigation by the Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP, the RCMP-RNC Internet Child Exploitation Unit and RCMP Digital Forensic Services, according to a news release.

He was released from custody on conditions and will appear in court on Nov. 29.

Police believe the man could have targeted other youth in the community. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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