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