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November sentencing for taxi driver who pleaded guilty to child luring

Imam Buksh, 70, has pleaded guilty to one count of child luring. The former taxi driver admitted in court he communicated with a person he believed was under the age of 16 for sexual purposes.
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A St. Albert man who recently pleaded guilty to child luring will be sentenced in November.

Imam Buksh, 70, has pleaded guilty to one count of child luring. The former taxi driver admitted in court he communicated with a person he believed was under the age of 16 for sexual purposes.

Buksh was arrested in April 2018 on numerous child exploitation charges, which RCMP said at the time stemmed from Buksh providing rides, gifts and contacting teen girls on his cell phone in an attempt to form sexual relationships with them. Police conducted a sting operation, and according to facts presented in court, he texted more than 700 messages to an undercover police officer pretending to be a 15-year-old girl.

Court records reveal Buksh is not allowed unsupervised contact or communication with anyone under the age of 16. He remains free on bail until his sentencing, which will happen at the Court of Queen's Bench in Edmonton.

The Gazette will update this story with the exact date when it is known.


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