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Steveston child-luring suspect denied bail after 4th arrest

Peter Wehren was arrested three times for allegedly breaching release conditions.
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Peter Wehren’s bail hearing was postponed twice following his fourth arrest.

A man accused of a child-luring attempt in Steveston will remain in custody following his arrest last weekend.

Peter Andrew Wehren's bail hearing continued in Richmond Provincial Court on March 14 morning following two adjournments earlier this week.

The 32-year-old, who remains in custody following his fourth arrest, this time in Vancouver on March 8, appeared by video.

Richmond Provincial Court Judge Glenn Lee ultimately decided not to release Wehren after considering submissions from prosecution and defence.

Wehren was first arrested on Feb. 21 in Steveston Community Park and charged with two counts of telecommunicating with a person under 16.

He now faces seven more charges for allegedly breaching an undertaking and breaching release orders after he was arrested again on Feb. 23 and March 3 in Steveston and March 8 in Vancouver.

The breach allegations include three counts of going to public parks, as well as two counts of possessing or consuming alcohol and failing to report to his bail supervisor.

Before his latest arrest on March 8, a warrant was issued for his arrest for alleged bail breaches, according to Richmond RCMP.

Wehren's next court appearance is scheduled for April 3.

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