Drumheller RCMP lay charges in joint child exploitation investigation

Drumheller, Alberta – Drumheller RCMP with the assistance of the ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit have arrested a Drumheller man for child pornography offences.

The investigation began in January 2021 when Drumheller RCMP were contacted by a policing agency in Indiana, USA regarding a male having sexually explicit conversations with a 16-year-old victim. The male suspect had been identified as residing in Drumheller.

With the assistance of the Indiana policing agency and Homeland Security, Drumheller RCMP launched an investigation.

Child Luring
Child Luring

On Jan. 19, 2022, Drumheller RCMP and ICE, executed a search warrant at the residence of the accused, Shawn Albrecht (45) where he was arrested and charged with the following:

· Making sexually-explicit material available to someone under 18

· Luring a child

· Possession of child pornography

· Accessing child pornography

Albrecht was released on a Promise to Pay with an extensive list of conditions after a Judicial Interim Release hearing and will next be appearing in Drumheller Provincial Court on Feb. 18, 2022.

These matters are before the courts, no further details will be provided.

Anyone with information about online child exploitation offences is encouraged to contact Drumheller RCMP at 403-823-7590, your local police or www.cybertip.ca. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Drumheller RCMP

RCMP – Southern Alberta District

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