Winnipeg man charged with Internet luring

Winnipeg police arrest 22-year-old man who allegedly lured to his home a 13-year-old girl he met online

Police in Winnipeg have made what is believed to be the first arrest under Canada's new Internet luring law.

They tracked down and charged a man who was corresponding online with a 13-year-old girl.

Investigators say the 22-year-old man made friends with the girl in July through an Internet chat room. They allege that within a month he convinced her to come to his home, then had sex with her.

Police say the problem of Internet luring is getting worse because there's more opportunity for abuse.

They point to recent studies that show almost half of Canadian teens on the Internet have an e-mail address their parents don't know about.

Winnipeg police launched their investigation after receiving a complaint from the girl's father, which led detectives to a Web site based in the Boston area.

Investigators contacted the Internet service provider and obtained information that led to the arrest.