Man pleads not guilty to child luring

Rosie Mullaley
Published on June 11, 2014

A man accused of child luring using the Internet has pleaded not guilty to charges against him.
Mohamed Elseify faces two counts of attempting to lure a child younger than 18 by means of a computer.

The 37-year-old wasn’t in provincial court today when his case was called before Judge Lois Skanes. Instead, he was represented by his lawyer Rosellen Sullivan, who entered the pleas on his behalf.

Sullivan and Crown prosecutor Jennifer Colford agreed to have the case return to court Nov. 7, at which time Sullivan said she plans to file a Charter application prior to the start of the trial.

Elseify was taken into custody in February after a police officer posing as a teenage girl on the Craigslist website between Jan. 21 and 31 found Elseify was trying to convince the “teen” to meet him face to face.

He was granted bail shortly after his first court appearance.

Elseify is originally from Egypt, but has been living in St. John’s for about a year.