Church pastor west of Edmonton charged with child luring

By Claire Theobald
March 16, 2016

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A church pastor west of Edmonton has been charged with child luring, says the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team or ALERT.

Drayton Valley RCMP first got involved in May 2015 after parents reported finding sexually explicit text messages between their 15-year-old daughter and a man she met through a church youth group.

ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) team then joined the investigation and the man was charged Monday.

Investigators say the man was employed as a pastor with the Meewasin Free Methodist Church in Duffield, about 65 kilometres west of Edmonton, when the alleged offences occurred. The man was subsequently removed from the position after the allegations were made.

Anyone with information pertaining to the investigation or any case of child exploitation is urged to contact police or leave a tip at

Glenn Harvey Boyde, 59, is charged with child luring.

Boyde has been released from custody with a number of conditions and is expected to appear in Stony Plain provincial court March 30.


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