Canadian Armed Forces member charged with child luring in Cold Lake

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A member of the Canadian Armed Forces at 4 Wing Cold Lake is facing multiple charges including child luring, child pornography, distributing/selling child pornography, among others.

On July 5, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged Cpl. Jean-Francois Paquette, member of the 4 Mission Support Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, with luring a child under 16-years-old, making/printing/publishing child pornography, distributing/selling child pornography, agreeing through telecommunications to commit a sexual offence against a child, attempting sexual assault on a person under 16, and attempted invitation to sexual touching.

These charges relate to a reported internet-based incident on July 3, 2018.

Lt.-Col. Kevin Cadman, commanding officer of the CFNIS said in a release, “I’m proud of the excellent work of our investigators in quickly responding to a reported incident of child luring. Allegations involving youth at risk are particularly concerning, and these charges reflect our ongoing commitment to safeguard our communities. I also wish to salute and thank the Alberta Integrated Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit, the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)‎ and local Military Police for their speedy and effective assistance with this case. Police services are united in combating all forms of sexual abuse.”

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