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Child Porn Charges Laid After ICE Receives Tip from Australia

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Following an extensive ALERT Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit investigation, numerous new charges relating to child sexual exploitation have now been laid against Christopher Juneau. The total number of charges now stands at 73.

ICE’s continued investigation into Juneau has uncovered a series of new offences, and has identified at least eight child victims. A news release concerning the 34-year-old Eckville man’s initial arrest was issued by ALERT on January 23, 2019.

ICE has identified eight victims who were allegedly sexually assaulted by Juneau. The alleged offences took place at various times and date back to 2013.

Sylvan Lake RCMP, Fox Creek RCMP, the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre in Red Deer, and the Caribou Child & Youth Centre in Grande Prairie have provided extensive assistance on the case.

Following the news release and subsequent media coverage, a number of potential victims provided information to police. ICE was also able to identify additional victims through a forensic analysis of the computers and other seized electronic devices seized from Juneau’s home.

Forensic analysis of Juneau’s phone and computers has so far yielded more than half a million images and videos of child sexual exploitation and voyeurism. ICE forensic technicians have yet to complete their full analysis.

Juneau was charged with the new offences on March 1, 2019. He has remained in custody since January 18, 2019, when he was arrested by Sylvan Lake RCMP.

Charges against Juneau include multiple instances of:

  • sexual assault;
  • sexual interference;
  • invitation to sexual touching;
  • voyeurism;
  • possessing, accessing, distributing, and making child pornography; and
  • breach of recognizance.

Juneau’s initial arrest came after ICE received information from Australia’s Task Force Argos, a specialized online child exploitation unit of the Queensland Police Service.

Anyone with information about this investigation, or any cases related to child sexual exploitation, is encouraged to come forward and contact police or Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-TIPS).

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 Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.

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Investigators release images of person of interest in connection to river valley indecent act series

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Investigators release images of person of interest in connection to river valley indecent act series

September 11, 2019

The Edmonton Police Service Sexual Assault Section is releasing photos of a person of interest in connection with a series of indecent acts that have occurred over the last several months.

A total of 14 incidents have now been reported to police dating back to mid-July with the two most recent incidents occurring yesterday, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in southwest Edmonton parks.

It was reported to police that at approximately 4:40 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, a male suspect approached an adult female complainant who was enjoying a walk in Buena Vista Park.

The male accosted the female, before exposing himself. The female complainant was able to push the suspect away, at which time the suspect fled the immediate area on foot.

In the second incident, police responded to Emily Murphy Park, after receiving information that a male suspect had attempted to grope a female complainant at approximately 5:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, while she was out for a run. The male suspect also exposed himself to the woman, before fleeing the area on foot.

The two complainants described the male suspect as being 5’6″ or 5’7″ tall, with dark skin and short, dark hair. The suspect also had dark facial hair or beard “stubble”, and is believed to be between 30 and 40 years of age.

Investigators would like to speak to the person of interest seen in the accompanying photos. Anyone with information about this individual is encouraged to contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

 Police have increased patrols throughout the area, in an effort to identify a suspect.

Background:
The incidents, which commenced in mid-July, involve a male masturbating in the river valley area below Saskatchewan Drive on the trail system near the Kinsmen Sports Centre.

Incidents have occurred on both sides of the North Saskatchewan River, between the Dudley B Menzies Bridge and 105 Street and on the commuter platform at the Grandin LRT Station. The suspect’s behaviour has recently escalated to include following some of the female complainants, before exposing himself and attempting to grab and/or groping them.

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Leduc RCMP arrest and charge multiple youths with robbery

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September 5. 2019

Leduc, Alta – Between Aug 28, 2019 and Aug 29,2019 Leduc RCMP received a number of complaints of persons being robbed around the City of Leduc.

Once an investigation was completed it was determined that several youths had robbed several victims within the community. Once RCMP members learned the identity of all involved, they were quickly apprehended without incident.

Seven youths have been charged with several Criminal Code occurrences including:

Robbery and Disguised with intent to commit offence. One youth was also charged with assault with a weapon.

All were released from custody and are scheduled for court on Sept 27, 2019 at 09:30 am at the Leduc Courthouse.

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