RNC handling the case
The RCMP officer accused of child luring over the Internet, made a brief appearance in provincial court in Happy Valley-Goose Bay this morning.
The accused was scheduled for a bail hearing, however, the hearing was set over to this afternoon.
A member of the RCMP has been arrested and charged with child luring over the Internet.
A male officer from the Labrador district was arrested Friday and made his first appearance in court Saturday morning.
He was remanded in custody for a bail hearing today in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. A publication ban has been imposed, according to an RCMP news release issued Saturday evening.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is taking the lead in the investigation and has directed all inquiries about the case to the RNC media relations unit.
Police have not released details about where the officer was stationed in Labrador.
The Telegram contacted the RNC by email to request those details, along with the age of the accused officer and information on what resources are being deployed by the RNC in Labrador as part of the investigation.
A spokeswoman for the RNC would only say that “(t)he matter is still under investigation at this time.”
The Telegram contacted Happy Valley-Goose Bay Mayor Leo Abbass to comment on the arrest of an officer in the region, but he declined.