Strathcona County RCMP arrests male for child pornography, discover female youth inside residence

Strathcona County, Alberta – Strathcona County RCMP began investigation a child pornography complaint at the end of Sept. 2020. As a result, on Oct. 15, 2020 a search warrant was executed residence in the northeast area of Sherwood Park.

During the search, several items were seized including a handgun, drug paraphernalia and what is suspected to be cocaine and crystal meth. Police located electronic equipment that contained images and videos depicting child pornography.

Police also discovered a female youth inside the residence. Although there was no evidence she was there against her will she was subsequently placed in the care of her family.

Shaun Aspden-Burdan (33) of Sherwood Park, Alta. was charged with multiple offences, including the following:

– Possession of child pornography (x2)

– Careless use of a firearm (x2)

– Possession for the purpose of trafficking

– Possession of a restricted firearm

– Unauthorized possession of a firearm

Charges laid in child porn case.
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Additionally he was charged for sexual assault on a youth from a separate ongoing police investigation.

Aspden-Burdan was released from custody with conditions following a Judicial Hearing and is scheduled to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court on Nov. 18, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

If you have information about this incident or any other illegal activity, please call the Strathcona County RCMP at 7800-467-7741 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Strathcona County RCMP

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