Strathcona County RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) with the assistance of the Northern Alberta Internet Child Exploitation Unit (NAICE) have arrested a Sherwood Park man for child pornography offences.
The investigation began in mid-August when the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children received a report identifying a Canadian Yahoo account used to distribute child pornography.
On Aug. 17, 2021, Strathcona County RCMP members and NAICE investigators executed a search warrant at a residence in Sherwood Pak, Alta.
A 43-year-old male of Sherwood Park, Alta. is facing numerous charges relating to the distribution of child pornography and sexual offences including:
- Sexual interference
- Sexual assault
- Possession of child pornography
- Transmission of child pornography
- Making child pornography
The 43-year-old male was released on conditions following a Judicial Interim Hearing and is scheduled to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Park on Sept. 15, 2021
These matters are before the courts, so no further details will be provided.
Anyone with information about online child exploitation offences is encouraged to contact Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741, your local police or www.cybertip.ca. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.