EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada — An Edmonton man who is accused of sexually abusing his five-year-old niece is also facing child porn offences following a month-long investigation by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT).
The investigation began in British Columbia, when officers posing as an underage girl began talking with the 33-year-old online. During the conversations, RCMP say he tried to set up a meeting for sex in B.C. and also shared child pornography.
A further investigation revealed he was also reportedly sexually abusing his 5-year-old niece.
His name will not be released to protect the girl’s identity.
He faces the following charges:
Possession of child pornography;
Distributing child pornography;
Making available explicit material to a child;
The man is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 13.
Investigators continue to examine the electronic devices, including computers, that have been seized from the suspect’s home.