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EPS Civilian Employee Arrested by Internet Child Exploitation Unit

Edmonton… A civilian employee of the Edmonton Police Service has been arrested by ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit is under ALERT’s umbrella and investigates offences related to the exploitation of children over the Internet.

Richard Adamsky was arrested on April 1, 2020, at his home in Sherwood Park. The 32-year-old man is charged with making, distributing, and possessing child pornography.

Adamsky worked as an Emergency Communications Officer with the Edmonton Police Service. He also volunteered with Scouts Canada as a leader in Sherwood Park.

Currently ICE has no information to suggest he offended on any children but are encouraging anyone with information about this case to come forward and contact police. 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.

ICE began its investigation into Adamsky after receiving a tip from the United States Department of Homeland Security in March 2020. The tip suggested that an unknown suspect, possibly working in law enforcement, was involved in online child sexual exploitation.

ICE will continue its investigation with a complete forensic analysis of computers and electronic devices seized from Adamsky’s home.

Adamsky was released on bail and has to abide by a number of court-imposed conditions, including not to possess any electronic device, not to seek or obtain employment or any volunteer position that involves being in a position of trust or authority towards children. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance on June 10, 2020.

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.

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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 (

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