Airdrie man charged with luring, child pornography offences

Airdrie man charged with luring, child pornography offences

August 8, 2013


Calgary…ALERT’s southern Alberta Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit arrested and charged an Airdrie man with seven child pornography offences following an investigation that originated with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Richmond, Virginia.

ALERT’s ICE unit is an integrated team made up of members from Calgary Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, Lethbridge Regional Police Service, and the RCMP.

In June 2013, ICE received information from the FBI about a suspect who police believed had convinced a nine-year-old, American girl to make sexually explicit videos for him using her webcam. Further investigation led ICE to an Airdrie residence.

On August 1, a search warrant was executed at that residence. Computers and electronic devices were seized and will be analyzed for further evidence. The suspect was not located in the home and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On August 6, with the assistance of the Airdrie RCMP detachment, Robert James TYNDALL, age 42, was arrested at his home without incident. He is charged with one count each of accessing, possessing, and making child pornography, sexual interference, sending sexually explicit material to a person under the age of 16, and two counts of luring.

“This is a happy day, not just because we arrested someone, but most importantly because we saved a nine-year-old girl from repeated sexual abuse,” commented Acting Staff Sergeant Dean Jacobs of the ICE unit. “Now this young girl can get back to being a child and focus on recovering from this abuse.”

Tyndall appeared in court August 6 and was released on bail. He must abide by a number of conditions including to not have contact with anyone under the age of 16 and not possess electronic devices that access the Internet. Tyndall will appear in court again on August 22.

It is believed that Tyndall identified himself on various social networking sites with the usernames “Rob Williams” and “Rob Williams 91” and also used the email addresses,, and

Investigators are encouraging anyone with information pertaining to this investigation to contact Acting Staff Sergeant Dean Jacobs of the southern Alberta ICE unit at 403-428-4905.

Suspected child sexual exploitation or suspicious online activity may be reported online at

ICE is an ALERT team established and funded by the Government of Alberta to bring together the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources to tackle serious and organized crime. Nearly 400 municipal police, RCMP and sheriffs work for ALERT.


Media inquiries may be directed to:
Acting Staff Sergeant Dean Jacobs
Southern Alberta ICE Unit
ALERT (Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams)

Candace Cook
ALERT (Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams)