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Hinton child rescued in ALERT Child Pornography Investigation

Edmonton… An Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) child pornography investigation has led to the rescue of a 4-year-old Hinton, Alta. girl who had been sexually exploited.

 

ALERT’s Northern Alberta Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) team, with the assistance of Edmonton Police Service and both Hinton and Fairview RCMP members, arrested 52-year-old man at a work camp in Worsley, Alta. on December 4th.

 

Kenneth McKinley is charged with making, distributing, and accessing child pornography, in addition to sexual interference and sexual assault. He is scheduled to appear in Hinton provincial court on January 8, 2014.

 

ICE began their investigation after receiving information from the RCMP’s National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre in Ottawa concerning child pornography images being uploaded to a website. ICE investigators were led to believe that hands-on abuse was taking place and they fast-tracked the investigation to make an arrest.

 

ICE is an ALERT team established and funded by the Government of Alberta to bring together the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources to tackle serious and organized crime. Nearly 400 municipal police, RCMP and sheriffs work for ALERT.

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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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