Calgary man charged with child pornography offences

Calgary man charged with child pornography offences

May 31, 2013

 

Calgary…A Calgary man was arrested and charged yesterday with child pornography offences. The charges are a result of an investigation by ALERT’s southern Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit.

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.

An investigation was launched in early February after ICE received information from the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC). A search warrant was executed at a Calgary home yesterday and Ryan Bostrom, age 37, was arrested and charged with possessing and accessing child pornography.

The investigation revealed that Bostrom is employed as a high school teacher at a Calgary Public School.

Bostrom appeared before a justice of the peace late last night and has been released on bail with a number of conditions including not to have contact or communication with any child under the age of 16, and not to possess any electronic device that is capable of accessing the Internet.

Bostrom will appear in court again on June 10.

Suspected child sexual exploitation or suspicious online activity may be reported to Canada’s national tipline at www.cybertip.ca.

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. Over 400 municipal police, RCMP and sheriffs work for ALERT.                                                                             

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Media inquiries may be directed to:     
Staff Sergeant John Guigon
Southern Alberta ICE Unit
ALERT (Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams)
403-428-4901

Candace Cook
Communications
ALERT (Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams)
780-509-3015

Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.