Medicine Hat Man Arrested for Online Child Luring

Medicine Hat… A 43-year-old Medicine Hat man has been arrested for online child luring by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams’ (ALERT) Internet Child Exploitation unit.

Kenneth Champion was arrested on June 16 by ALERT’s ICE unit, an integrated team consisting of Medicine Hat Police Service, Calgary Police Service, and RCMP members. Champion has been charged with child luring, possessing child pornography, and accessing child pornography.

Champion is accused of luring children online and convincing them to send sexually suggestive photos of themselves.The victims are believed to be 15 years old from out of province. There is no evidence at this time to suggest Medicine Hat children were victimized and his charges stem strictly from online activity.

Champion has been released on bail with strict conditions that include:

  • no contact with any persons under the age of 18, unless supervised by another adult;
  • having no possession of electronic devices;
  • no access to the internet.

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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 Alberta Sheriffs, Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Regional Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.