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UPDATED: Former Annapolis Valley tennis coach faces child luring charges

['Aaron Cumberland']
Aaron Cumberland in 2013. File

KENTVILLE, N.S. –  A man who RCMP were looking for on child luring and other sex-related charges has turned himself into police.

RCMP appealed to the public on the evening of Nov. 17 for help finding Aaron Byron Cumberland, but he turned himself in to Halifax Regional Police around 10:30 p.m.The 27-year-old man was recenly living in Bedford, a media release said, but he is a former resident of the Annapolis Valley where he coached children in tennis. 


Aaron Cumberland. - RCMP
Aaron Cumberland. RCMP photo

Cumberland was charged Nov. 16 with three counts of luring a child, one count of making sexually explicit material available to a child and one count of invitation to sexual touching.

Const. Chad Morrison confirmed in an email Nov. 17 that the offences are alleged to have taken place in Kentville and Windsor between March 2016 and November 2017.

He is now in police custody and is expected to appear in provincial court in Kentville next week. 

According to a 2013 profile in the Annapolis Valley Herald after he was named Tennis Nova Scotia’s Coach of the Year, Cumberland was born in Romania, but grew up in Chicago and Toronto.

As recently as 2015, Cumberland was the executive director of CANgaroo Tennis, which runs tennis camps for children aged four and older in Kentville and surrounding areas.  He also worked with the Town of Kentville  day camps in the summer of 2016. 

Aaron Cumberland. - RCMP
Aaron Cumberland. RCMP


Cumberland has not yet appeared in court to answer to the charges. 


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