Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Convicted of Criminal Harassment in Creep Catcher Case Gets Probation, Fine

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Convicted of Criminal Harassment in Creep Catcher Case Gets Probation, Fine

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Creep Catcher gets probation and fine

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RED DEER, Alta. - An Alberta man convicted of criminal harassment for his involvement in a Creep Catchers sting has been fined $1,500 and must spend a year on probation.

Carl Young, 38, also known as Karl Murphy, was convicted last month for his involvement in an incident where he lured a man to a meeting on Nov. 23, 2016, in Lacombe, Alta., and accused him of illegal acts with minors.

The man immediately denied he'd done anything wrong, and Young posted a video of the encounter online the next day.

Court heard during Young's trial that he and the man had been communicating through the online app Grindr, where Young posed as a teenage boy and claimed to be 18 before later saying he was 15.

They arranged to meet, but the man testified he planned to watch a movie with the teen and that he has a learning disability that makes it difficult for him to pick up on social cues. …

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