Drumheller man faces child pornography, child luring charges
RCMP say a Drumheller man is facing child pornography charges after he allegedly had inappropriate conversations with an American teenager.
Officers launched an investigation a year ago after Indiana police contacted RCMP with concerns that a man in the southern Alberta town had been engaged in sexually explicit conversations with a 16-year-old victim from the state.
RCMP worked with the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team's Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit, Indiana police and Homeland Security to investigate the allegations.
On Jan. 19, RCMP and ICE officers executed a search warrant and took one man into custody.
Shawn Albrecht, 45, is charged with the following:
- Making sexually-explicit material available to someone under 18,
- Luring a child,
- Possession of child pornography, and
- Accessing child pornography.
Albrecht was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 18.
Anyone with information about online child exploitation offences is asked to contact their local police service or Crime Stoppers anonymously.
After a two-year pandemic hiatus, volunteers were back on the street Wednesday for the 2022 Winnipeg Street Census.
The province is not promising any additional help to a Coquitlam woman with stage 4 breast cancer who is having to pay about $1200 a month for her treatment.
A social media video that captures the moment a man gets Tasered by a Vancouver police officer is prompting calls for more training for police going out mental health calls.
A 73-year-old man has been arrested after police seized more than 17,000 illegal cigarettes from a home in Summerside, P.E.I.
The RCMP is investigating a break-and-enter where several handguns were stolen from a home in Lower Sackville, N.S.
Hundreds of residents in River Park South were left without power Wednesday evening after a pole was knocked down on St. Anne's Road.
It’s a sign that summer is on the horizon. Farmers’ markets are opening in cities and towns across the north.
Things got messy at B.C. Premier John Horgan's constituency office Wednesday.
After a massacre at a Texas elementary school, some are looking into safety protections against gun violence in Calgary's school system while mental health experts are offering advice for difficult conversations about mass shootings.