January 17, 2013
Edmonton…The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team’s northern Internet Child Exploitation unit (ICE) charged an Edmonton man with four counts of luring following an online investigation.
ICE North, an integrated team of Edmonton Police Service (EPS) and RCMP members, executed a search warrant at an Edmonton residence on January 10. With help from the EPS, the team took the accused into custody without incident and seized computer equipment and electronic storage devices from the home.
Michael GRAFF, age 29, is charged with luring to commit sexual interference, luring to commit invitation to sexual touching, luring to commit indecent exposure, and an additional count of luring related to child pornography.
Investigations revealed that GRAFF is a physician in Edmonton.
The investigation is ongoing, with the forensic examination of the seized equipment and devices.
The accused made his first court appearance on January 11. He is not in custody but must abide by a number of conditions, including not to have contact with any child under the age of 16 unless a parent or guardian is present.
ICE investigates the sexual exploitation of children through the Internet and works to reduce harm through public education and prevention programs. Visit https://alert-ab.ca/childexploitation for tips on how youth can stay safe online.
ICE is an ALERT team established and funded by the Government of Alberta to bring together the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources to tackle serious and organized crime. Over 400 municipal police, RCMP and sheriffs work for ALERT.
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