Children’s Services Worker Arrested for Child Pornography Offences
Posted: April 18, 2018
Edmonton… ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit has arrested a 60-year-old Fort McMurray man for child pornography offences. The suspect was an employee of Alberta Children’s Services.
The 60-year-old from Fort McMurray was arrested on April 11, 2018, in Leduc, Alta. Henry Victor Haineault has been charged with two counts each of possessing and accessing child pornography.
The offences relate to child pornography photos that were discovered on his work computers – both as an employee of the Children’s Services office in High Level, and his previous position with the Athabasca Tribal Council Child and Family Services.
BELOW: Cpl. Cameron Dunn of the ICE Unit speaks about this case
While the investigation and charges are related to online offences, the nature of Haineault’s employment put him in direct contact with children. ICE is encouraging anyone with information about this case to come forward and contact police. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact local police or cybertip.ca.
Alberta Children’s Services has been cooperating with the ICE investigation, which began in November 2017. Haineault’s work computers and devices were seized in January 2018 and were searched by ICE forensic technicians. Thousands of child pornography photos were located.
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.