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Former Labrador cop found guilty of child luring

Ian Kaulback’s trial resumed on Jan. 16. The case of the former Mountie is scheduled to return to court on Feb. 11.
Ian Kaulback is facing up to 14 years in prison.- Evan Careen

Ian Kaulback to be sentenced in May

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. —

A former RCMP officer charged with child luring while he was stationed in Hopedale has been found guilty.

Ian Kaulback was charged with two counts of child luring, involving young girls in Twillingate and Hopedale. The guilty verdict came on March 19.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on the charges on May 11. Kaulback faces a minimum six months in jail to a maximum of 14 years.

Kaulback was arrested for child luring Feb. 8, 2013. He pleaded not guilty and was charged with a second count of child luring July 9, 2014.

The charges against Kaulback had been stayed when a judge ruled his Charter rights had been violated by the length of time it took to prosecute him. That ruling was unanimously overturned by the Court of Appeal in February of 2018 and Kaulback was ordered to stand trial on the charges.

The court heard five days of testimony in mid-August, including from the two victims. Since they were under 18 at the time of the offenses their identities are protected by a publication ban.

There was also an additional three days of testimony in January, when forensic expert Dean Boyer testified. Boyer works with the integrated child exploitation unit, a joint RCMP and RNC operation. Boyer spoke about how police used forensic technology to analyze Kaulback’s computer and Facebook account.

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