Halifax man to appear in court next week on child luring charge

A Halifax man will appear court next week on a charge of luring a child under the age of 16 for a sexual purpose.

Thirty-nine-year-old Matthew Russell Ward was arrested in May after an investigation by Halifax Regional Police and the RCMP's child exploitation unit.

They say the alleged incident occurred last September.

Ward is currently barred from having any contact with the alleged victim and must remain at least 50 metres from schools, playrounds and community centres while children are present.