Former Vernon man faces child luring charges

A former Vernon man arrested at his Calgary home on suspicion of child pornography has been released from custody.

A former Vernon man arrested at his Calgary home on suspicion of child pornography has been released from custody.

Alberta’s Internet Exploitation unit (ICE) arrested and charged the Vernon native with several child pornography offences that they believe occurred in Calgary.

A number of computers were taken by police during a search of the man’s home.

Police are reporting that the man allegedly communicated with two teenage boys on social media networks in a 14-month period between 2010 and 2011.

Police allege the man arranged to meet one of the teens and that is when sexual contact occurred.

Derrick Allan Hamilton, 46, is charged with child luring, accessing child pornography, indecent exposure, sexual interference and sexual invitation.

He appeared in court Aug. 30 but was released from custody on conditions, including no contact with any child under the age of 16 and no access to a computer or the Internet. Hamilton will next appear in court Sept. 27.