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Suspect Arrested for Online Child Exploitation Offences

Calgary… ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit and Beiseker RCMP have charged a 47-year-old man with online child exploitation offences. Karl Schackwidt was arrested on April 22, 2020, and his home in Irricana, Alta., was also searched. The suspect was charged with distributing, possessing, and accessing child pornography. ICE alleges that Schackwidt was involved in […]

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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 (

Learn more about Internet Child Exploitation and ALERT’s integrated teams combatting this issue.

Ghost Guns are illegal, privately manufactured firearms or lower receivers. These weapons are often made with 3D-printers, and undermine public safety due to their lack of licensing requirements, serialization and safety controls.

Learn more about Ghost Guns on ALERT’s dedicated Privately Manufactured Firearms info page