The RCMP in New Brunswick has released the photo of a Saint John man wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant in connection with an online child sexual exploitation case.

RCMP

Police say that on January 8, 2016, 43-year-old Richard (Ricky) Michael Michaelson was charged with child luring and extortion. Michaelson is accused of extorting images of a sexual nature from an underage girl and threatening to distribute the images online.

The incidents are alleged to have occurred between July and October 2014. A Canada-wide warrant was issued for his arrest.

Michaelson is described as Caucasian with a slim build, measuring about 173 cm (5’8”) tall and weighing approximately 58 kg (128 lbs). He has short, light hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Richard Michaelson is asked to contact police. Information can also be provided anonymously through NB Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477),

You can also text TIP212 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637), or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.