Child Luring

Child Luring

It is an offence to communicate via electronic means (ie: computer chats) with a person under the age of 18 for a sexual purpose. This is known as Child Luring.

Knowing the age of the person you are communicating with on the computer in relation to any sexual activity is important. The court expects an adult to take reasonable steps to learn the age of the person with whom they are communicating if a successful defence to Child Luring is to be put forth.

With the prevalence of computers in our lives, it is no surprise that it has also become an instrument in our most private communications. Much like the days of police patrolling the streets as prostitutes, police also patrol cyber-space (or websites) incognito.

Police will likely seize your electronic device(s) – make sure they have a warrant and present you with a copy. You cannot resist a warrant, but you are entitled to speak to a lawyer immediately, do so. The lawyers at East Law have extensive experience defencing child luring case; do not hesitate to call if charged with this offence.


    John East


    B.A. (Hons), M.A., J.D.

    John East lives for a fight. He is not afraid to throw a punch and is certainly not afraid to take a punch. He then became a Criminal Defence Lawyer. Having spent many years working on a farm, John East understands that hard work is what wins out at the end of the day. He applies this motto to every case that he defends, no matter what.