Grande Prairie, Alberta – On May 10, 2017 Grande Prairie General Investigation Section (GIS), in assistance to ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit, executed a search warrant of a Grande Prairie residence subsequent to a child pornography investigation.
The investigation was initiated when the sharing of child pornography on social media was reported to the National Child Exploitation Centre in Ottawa. In partnership with ICE and Grande Prairie GIS, Jason LOVELY, of Grande Prairie, was arrested and charged with one count each of Possession of Child Pornography and Distribute Child Pornography. LOVELY is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial court on June 28, 2017.
Due to the complex nature of such cases, the investigation will continue.
ICE is an integrated team consisting of Calgary Police, Edmonton Police, Lethbridge Police, Medicine Hat Police, and RCMP officers, and investigates offences involving child pornography, any computer-related child sexual abuse, child luring over the Internet, voyeurism involving victims under the age of 18, and child sex trade/tourism.
Police receive reports of online criminal activity, including child pornography offences from a variety of sources, and would like anyone with information regarding the exploitation of children to report the activity to police, Crimestoppers or through Cybertip.ca.
Grande Prairie RCMP