Girl’s father calls Edmonton police, 31-year-old man charged with luring, indecent exposure

A 31-year-old man is facing a number of charges, including luring a child, after Edmonton police say he communicated with a young teen girl through two social media applications. Police were told that a man started chatting with the girl…

Medicine Hat man arrested for alleged sexual offences involving children and dogs

A 26-year-old man was arrested on Sept. 26 in his Medicine Hat home in connection with an ALERT investigation for alleged sexual offences involving children and animals. After a search warrant was executed, Cody Herrell was arrested and charged with…

Alberta father handed 23.5-year sentence for sexually assaulting daughters

GRAPHIC WARNING: This article contains graphic details that may be disturbing to some readers. An Alberta man has been given a 23-and-a-half-year sentence for repeatedly sexually assaulting his three daughters over a six-year period. Story continues below The Evansburg man,…

Edmonton man charged with allegedly sexually exploiting girl from Texas

A 35-year-old Edmonton man was arrested and faces several exploitation charges after allegedly sending child pornography to a girl in the United States and coaxing her to share naked photo of herself in return. ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit…

Edmonton man sues province for $11M for alleged sexual abuse while in foster care

When he was five years old, Steven Morin said good-bye to his mother. Both his family and the province agreed he’d be better off in the foster system. Twenty-two years later, Morin is suing the province for $11 million for…

Former Edmonton soccer coach convicted of sex offences

A former Edmonton youth soccer coach was convicted of several sex offences on Tuesday. Wesley Darrell Vander Leeuw was convicted of two counts of arranging to commit a sexual offence against a child and two counts of making and distributing…

Edmonton pediatrician Ghassan Al-Naami charged with child porn offences

Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams’ Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit has arrested and charged an Edmonton pediatrician with child pornography offences. Ghassan Al-Naami, 47, was arrested on Sunday, Aug. 11 with the assistance of Leduc and Edmonton International Airport RCMP. Al-Naami…

Play pulled from Edmonton Fringe Festival after man convicted of possessing child porn found to be involved

Less than a week before the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival gets underway, organizers with the event announced Friday they were removing a play from its lineup after learning a playwright convicted of possessing child pornography was involved with the…