ICE charges one man with child pornography offences in northern Alberta

ICE charges one man with child pornography offences in northern Alberta

January 31, 2013

 

Edmonton…ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) team charged one man with child pornography offences after wrapping up an investigation that led them to Smith, Alberta. A hamlet with just over 200 residents, Smith is located about 200 kilometres north of Edmonton.

 

ICE South is an integrated team made up of members from Calgary Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, Lethbridge Regional Police Service, and the RCMP. Working closely with the Slave Lake RCMP Detachment, the team executed a search warrant on January 30 and seized several electronic devices.

“This is a reminder to the public that online child exploitation can occur in communities large and small,” explained ICE Detective Justin Brookes. “ICE will continue to target those who prey on children regardless of where this activity takes place.”

Stanley MALONE, a 60-year-old resident of Smith, is charged with accessing, possessing and making available child pornography. At the time of his arrest, one of the man’s occupations was as a school bus driver in the area.

The investigation is ongoing, with the forensic examination of the seized equipment.

The accused made his first court appearance on January 31 and was remanded into custody. His next court appearance is February 4.

ICE investigates the sexual exploitation of children through the Internet and works to reduce harm through public education and prevention programs. ICE encourages anyone with information related to this investigation to contact police.

ICE South 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. Over 400 municipal police, RCMP and sheriffs work for ALERT.

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Media inquiries may be directed to:
Det. Justin Brookes
Southern Alberta Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
403-472-0923

S/Sgt. Roberta McKale
Slave Lake RCMP Detachment
780-849-3999

Jill Baird
Communications
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)
780-509-3028

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.