Strathcona County man accused of Child Exploitation Offences

Edmonton…Sean Palylk, a 39-year-old Strathcona County man, has been arrested by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) after he allegedly lured and sexually assaulted an Edmonton girl.


On May 28th, Palylk was arrested and a search warrant was executed at his home by ALERT’s internet child exploitation team with the assistance of Strathcona County RCMP members. He is being charged with sexual assault (x 2), sexual interference (x 2), luring a child (x 2), and possession of child pornography.


ICE Detectives allege that Palylk met and lured a 13-year-old Edmonton girl after meeting on a social media website. Sexually explicit messages were exchanged over a period of two years before the two began meeting. The investigation was initiated during the examination of evidence on an unrelated investigation. In addition to that, the National Child Coordination Centre in Ottawa forwarded ALERT information about child pornography being uploaded to the internet.


A number of electronic devices were seized from the accused and forensic examination has commenced. The investigation remains on-going and additional victims may be identified.


Anyone who may have additional information on this or any other child exploitation offence is encouraged to contact their local police, Crime Stoppers of Reports of child exploitation offences are handled with the highest degree of sensitivity and privacy, and your identity will be protected.