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Extreme child abuse depicted in seized materials

Edmonton… Child sexual abuse material that have been called “extreme” were located on the computer of an Edmonton man following an ALERT Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) investigation.

Jason Campbell, a 44-year-old man from Edmonton, was arrested at west Edmonton home on November 9, 2023 with the help of the Edmonton Police Service. Campbell has been charged with possessing, distributing, and accessing child pornography.

Computers and electronic devices seized from Campbell’s home were analyzed. ICE forensic technicians located a collection of child sexual abuse materials depicting extremely graphic abuse and violence against young children.

“The unfortunate trend we are seeing in our office is the escalation of the egregiousness of the child sexual abuse material located during our investigations, which causes our unit great concern.  Some of the child sexual abuse material I saw in this investigation ranks amongst the worst I have had to be exposed to,” said Staff Sgt. Jonathan Morrison, ICE.

Campbell’s arrest came after the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children shared information about an unknown suspect sharing child sexual abuse materials online. ICE opened its investigation in September 2023 as a priority file given the extreme content depicted.

This is not Campbell’s first-time facing charges in relation to an ICE investigation. In November 2015 he was charged for similar offences and public notification was issued as he was also reportedly offering his services as a babysitter.

“Given the nature of the material and the prior history of the accused, ICE is concerned that Jason Campbell may have had access to children in the creation of child sexual abuse material. We are working with the RCMP Victim Identification Unit, but I also want to encourage anyone to contact police with any information they may have in relation to this matter, or if their children had contact with Jason Campbell,” added Morrison.

Campbell was released from custody and is awaiting his next court appearance scheduled for November 24, 2023.

Anyone with information about either of these cases or any child exploitation situation is asked to contact their local police, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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 (Cybertip.ca).

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