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Church Pastor Charged with Child Porn Offences

Edmonton… An Edmonton church pastor has been charged with child pornography offences following an investigation by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT).

ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation unit has charged Richard John Docekal, 58, with possession and distribution of child pornography. At the time of the investigation Docekal was a pastor with All Saints Lutheran Church in Edmonton.

Docekal was arrested and charged on October 9th. ICE forensic analysts are currently in the process of analyzing a number of computer and mobile devices that were seized.

The investigation remains on-going and anyone who may have additional information on this or any other child exploitation offence is encouraged to contact their local police, Crime Stoppers or Cybertip.ca.

The ICE investigation began in early September after a tip from the public was received.

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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 (Cybertip.ca).

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