Monday, October 17, 2016

Alberta man charged with child sexual exploitation, cruelty to animals

ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation team has arrested a 25-year-old man from Nevis, Alta. for child sexual exploitation, cruelty to animals, and firearms offences. The hamlet of Nevis is 60 kilometers east of Red Deer.  The Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) team arrested Cris Marshall on October 12, 2016 with the assistance of RCMP Stettler officers. Marshall came under investigation after he allegedly uploaded child sexual exploitation material via a social media account.

Marshall’s home in Nevis was searched and a number of electronic devices were seized. A preliminary examination found a significant amount of child sexual exploitation material and offences involving his pet dog. The dog was seized and taken to a local veterinary clinic.

Investigators also seized three unsecured firearms from the home.

Marshall was arrested in the hamlet of Byemoor. He has been charged with:
  • Cruelty to animals
  • Making bestiality
  • Accessing child exploitation materials
  • Possessing child exploitation materials
  • Making available child exploitation materials
  • Making child pornography
  • Careless storage of a firearm (x 3)
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon

Anyone with information about this investigation, or any child exploitation offence is encouraged to contact local police or

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 Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.

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