B.C. man arrested for allegedly soliciting children to touch him sexually: RCMP

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Mounties say they arrested a 32-year-old man on Saturday for allegedly seeking sexual contact with children in Fort St. John, B.C.

RCMP say they were called to a local park at around 10:30 a.m. following reports from witnesses.

They allege the man tried to solicit sexual touching from two children in exchange for a video game card.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Janelle Shoihet says the children immediately told a trusted adult what happened, and the man was arrested in a nearby vehicle.

He remains in police custody, but has not yet been charged.

Police say their investigation continues and are urging any other witnesses to the incidents to come forward.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 20, 2021.