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Al Golden's son pleads guilty to Internet luring

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A Winnipeg man has pleaded guilty to using the Internet to lure three teenage girls to a city hotel room to make child pornography.

Brock Golden, 26, pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of luring a child under the age of 18 using the Internet and a charge of making child pornography. Both offences occurred on April 15, 2005, with two girls aged 14 and one 15 years of age.

Golden is the son of former city councillor and mayor candidate Al Golden.

Provincial court Judge Howard Collerman accepted stay of proceedings by the Crown for other charges of Internet luring and procuring sexual services from a person.

A sentencing date has not been scheduled.

During the brief court appearance, Golden told Collerman he understood that by pleading guilty there would be no trial on the matter.

Golden and defence counsel Marty Minuk quickly left the courtroom without saying anything. None of Golden's family members were present in court.

Golden was arrested in May 2005, after a Winnipeg police investigation.

At the time police said the investigation began after police received information a man was contacting young females through a local Internet chat room, claiming he was looking for models.

The man allegedly took the teens to a hotel on Pembina Highway where he photographed them.

Al Golden could not be reached for comment.

But at the time of his son's arrest, Golden said: "This is devastating. My son is a wonderful kid who's never done anything wrong in his life.

"We love him very much and we will support him any way we can."

kevin.rollason@freepress.mb.ca

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 9, 2007 $sourceSection$sourcePage

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