A Surrey RCMP officer is facing serious criminal charges
And it may be connected to the recent high profile Surrey “Creep Catchers” sting.
Constable Dario Devic is charged in Provincial court in Surrey.
He is charged with child luring under the age of 18 and breach of trust by a public officer.
Devic’s lawyer Rishi Gill says his client is eager to have the matter dealt with in court.
A court hearing is covered by a publication ban.
The officer caught up in the Creep Catchers sting was accused of child luring and exploitation.
The Creep Catchers sting was live streamed to Facebook, showing an individual who was identified by the Creep Catchers as “Officer Dan.”
It touched off a firestorm of speculation on social media, with commenters incorrectly naming the officer.
Last Friday, the BC RCMP held a press conference and Assistant Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr warned if the allegations were substantiated, the RCMP would be taking immediately steps to separate themselves from the individual.
Over the weekend, the officer was released from custody under several conditions while the Criminal Justice Branch underwent an assessment to determine if and when charges would be laid.
That person is to appear in court October 19, the same day Devic has been ordered to appear in court.
What we know so far
Constable Dario Devic received an award by the Surrey RCMP for his “heroism” and service to the community at the annual Officer in Charge Awards ceremony in June.
He was listed alongside another 155 officers in the prestigious event which highlights the great work carried out by police officers in the area each year.