Lawyer In Paradee Child Luring Case Wants Some Charges Dropped
TABER: The child luring and child pornography case against former Taber police commissioner Curtis David Paradee, 42, has been set over until Tuesday, September 27th. His lawyer, Doug Carle, sent a letter to the Crown Tuesday to drop all charges against Paradee because of "a lack of evidence."
"Of course it's out of my control what the Crown decides to do with charges," Carle told Country 95 News. "However, at minimum if we don't reach a consensus we will be back here in two weeks to enter 'not guilty' pleas to all the charges."
On May 31st, an investigative police team arrested Paradee after they found evidence a Canadian man was carrying on an internet relationship with an underage girl. Paradee is charged with communicating via computer with a person under 18 for the purpose of committing an offence, communicating via computer with a person under 16 for the purpose of committing an offence, and invite/counsel/incite a person under the age of 16 to touch and accessing child pornography.
Paradee was a member of the police commission for five years until taking the commissioner post just a few months before his arrest. He resigned shortly after police used a search warrant to enter his home and seize his computers, files and memory drives.
They alleged that Paradee was posing as a teenage boy online, trying to lure an underage American girl in the New York area. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security notified Canadian police of the illegal activity, that allegedly occurred between July and October of 2010.
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 3/8/2014 1:13:18 PM
Source: Patrick Burles -- Country 95 News