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Edmonton doctor facing luring charges withdraws from practice
Linda Hoang, CTV Edmonton
Published Friday, January 18, 2013 12:54PM MST
An Edmonton doctor facing luring charges including luring related to child pornography, has voluntarily withdrawn from his practice.
The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta confirmed with CTV News that Dr. Michael Graff voluntarily withdrew from his practice Friday morning.
Graff, 29, has been charged with luring to commit sexual interference, luring to commit invitation to sexual touching, luring to commit indecent exposure and luring related to child pornography.
It’s alleged the accused was luring someone under the age of 18 over the Internet.
Sgt. Mike Lokken, with the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team’s Internet Child Exploitation unit, said the activities were identified in an online chat room.
Graff was arrested without incident after a search warrant was executed at an Edmonton residence on Jan. 10.
Officers also seized computer equipment and electronic storage devices from the home.
Graff made his first court appearance on Jan. 11 and has been released on conditions including no contact with any child under the age of 16, unless a parent or guardian is present.
His next court appearance is Feb. 12.