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Alberta Man Charged with Child Sexual Exploitation, Cruelty to Animals

Red Deer… ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation team has arrested a 25-year-old man from Nevis, Alta. for child sexual exploitation, cruelty to animals, and firearms offences. The hamlet of Nevis is 60 kilometers east of Red Deer.

The Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) team arrested Cris Marshall on October 12, 2016 with the assistance of RCMP Stettler officers. Marshall came under investigation after he allegedly uploaded child sexual exploitation material via a social media account.

Marshall’s home in Nevis was searched and a number of electronic devices were seized. A preliminary examination found a significant amount of child sexual exploitation material and offences involving his pet dog. The dog was seized and taken to a local veterinary clinic.

Investigators also seized three unsecured firearms from the home.

Marshall was arrested in the hamlet of Byemoor. He has been charged with:

  • Cruelty to animals;
  • Making bestiality;
  • Accessing child exploitation materials;
  • Possessing child exploitation materials;
  • Making available child exploitation materials;
  • Making child pornography;
  • Careless storage of a firearm (x 3);
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon.

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Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) involves images and/or videos that depict the sexual abuse of minors – the majority of which involve prepubescent children. Often, CSAM involves explicit and/or extreme sexual assaults against the child victim (

Learn more about Internet Child Exploitation and ALERT’s integrated teams combatting this issue.

Ghost Guns are illegal, privately manufactured firearms or lower receivers. These weapons are often made with 3D-printers, and undermine public safety due to their lack of licensing requirements, serialization and safety controls.

Learn more about Ghost Guns on ALERT’s dedicated Privately Manufactured Firearms info page