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Calgary… Two Calgary men have been charged with a range of child sexual exploitation offences and ALERT’s [alert-tooltip title=”The Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit is under ALERT’s umbrella and investigates offences related to the exploitation of children over the Internet. Click for more info.”]Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit[/alert-tooltip] believes there might be additional victims.
Cody Neubecker, 34, and Gareth Wilson, 32, both have previous convictions for sex offences involving minors. ICE alleges the two men, who lived together, were communicating with teenage girls in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Two underage victims have been identified thus far.
The pair were arrested on October 26, 2020, when their Calgary home was searched. Since that date, ICE has been forensically analyzing computers and electronic devices seized from the home. A recovery of the data has led investigators to believe there are additional victims.
“It is a troubling realization that we don’t know how many victims are out there. However, we are hoping they have the courage to come forward and help prevent other girls from falling prey,” said Staff Sgt. Dominic Mayhew, ICE.
Anyone with information about this investigation, or any [alert-tooltip title=”Child exploitation can involve making, distributing or accessing child pornography; luring; sexual assault; or other offences. Click for more info.”]child exploitation[/alert-tooltip] offence, is encouraged to contact local police or cybertip.ca.
Neubecker and Wilson have both been charged with:
Neubecker faces an additional charge of child luring. Wilson is also charged with making child pornography.
ICE’s investigation began in September 2020 after a tip was received about suspicious online activity.
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.