Edmonton Teacher Arrested for Child Pornography Offences

Edmonton… An Edmonton junior high school teacher has been charged with child pornography offences following an investigation by ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation team.

The Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) team arrested Marc Daigle on May 24, 2017 with the assistance of Edmonton Police Service. The 26-year-old man teaches at St. Nicholas Catholic Junior High School and is a private music teacher.

While the investigation and charges are related to online offences, ICE is encouraging anyone with information about this case to come forward and contact police. Anyone with information about this investigation, or any child exploitation offence is encouraged to contact local police or cybertip.ca.

Daigle is charged with possessing, accessing, and making available child pornography. A search warrant was conducted at his Edmonton home where a number of computer and electronic devices were seized.

The investigation began in December 2016 with a referral from the RCMP’s National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre that concerned a social media user uploading child pornography.

Daigle was released from custody on a number of court-imposed conditions, including not to hold employment at a location where it is reasonable to believe children under the age of 16 may be present. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 7.

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. Members of Alberta Sheriffs, Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.