On April 6th, ALERT Internet Child Exploitation Unit arrested a Bonnyville man following an investigation, which stemmed from allegations that he shared nude photos of his daughter.
Through a tips that go back to September of 2015, the RCMP British Columbia ICE and from the United States, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, ALERT believes that the accuses shared and distributed child pornography online and at least one of the photos was his daughter.
The accused has been charged with following criminal offences:
- Accessing child pornography (x 2);
- Distributing child pornography (x 2);
- Possessing child pornography;
- Making child pornography.
The accused’s name is not being provided in order to protect the identity of the victim. The accused’s family members are receiving support from Child and Family Services and the Zebra Child Protection Centre. Anyone with information about this investigation, or any child exploitation offence is encouraged to contact police or cybertip.ca.
*ALERT is an integrated team consisting of Edmonton Police Service and RCMP members, and investigates offences involving child pornography, any computer-related child sexual abuse, child luring over the Internet, voyeurism involving victims under the age of 18, and child sex trade/tourism.