Grande Prairie man arrested for child exploitation offences

Grande Prairie… Following a tip from the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency, a Grande Prairie man has been charged with child exploitation related offences.

Dennis Mossey was arrested by ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit and Grande Prairie RCMP on June 30, 2021. The 52-year-old man has been charged with making, possessing, and distributing child pornography.

Mossey was allegedly in contact with a person based in the United Kingdom and had shared child sexual abuse materials via a social media application. ICE was provided this information by the UK National Crime Agency in June 2021.

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, or cybertip.ca.

“This arrest demonstrates the borderless nature of the internet and truly highlights the commitment of agencies from across the globe to protect the health and well-being of children,” said Constable Shawn Cherwaty, ICE.

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

Mossey has been released on bail under a number of court-imposed release conditions. His next scheduled court appearance is on July 28, 2021 in Grande Prairie.

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 the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.

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.