ALERT Arrests Calgary Youth Coach on Child Pornography Offences

Calgary, Alberta – ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation unit has charged a 42-year-old Calgary man with child pornography offences. The suspect is involved in coaching youth sports, specifically minor soccer.

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Brent Bulycz was arrested by the Calgary-based Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit on June 1, 2017 and charged with possessing, accessing, and making child pornography available. Bulycz is a coach with McKenzie United Soccer Club and previously coached other youth sports in Calgary.

While the investigation and charges are related to online offences, ICE is encouraging anyone with information about this case to come forward and contact police or cybertip.ca.

The investigation dates back to August 2016 when ICE received two separate referrals from National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that pertained to a Calgary suspect uploading child pornography to the internet. A search warrant was executed at his south Calgary residence on June 1, where a number of electronic devices were seized for further forensic examination.

Bulycz was released on a number of court imposed conditions, including ones that prohibit his involvement with youth coaching and any contact with children under the age of 18.

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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