Fort McMurray man arrested for child luring

Edmonton… A Fort McMurray man has been arrested by ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation unit after attempting to arrange for sex with a 13-year-old girl.

On March 12, ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation unit arrested Pulenthirakumer Arulamapalan in west Edmonton. The 48-year-old man allegedly travelled from Fort McMurray in an attempt to meet an underage girl for sex.

Arulamapalan was arrested and charged with:

  • Child luring;
  • Obtaining sex services of a child for consideration;
  • Possession of child pornography;
  • Distribute child pornography; and
  • Make available child pornography.

“ICE believes our intervention and arrest prevented a sexual assault,” said Staff Sergeant Mike Zaparyniuk. “This is another all-too real reminder for parents to take a proactive role in understanding who your children are engaging and talking with online.”

ICE began its investigation after receiving a tip from the public.

Anyone with information about this case or any child exploitation situation is asked to contact their local police or to report their concern anonymously at

Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.