Alberta, Canada: 26 people charged for sexual exploitation of children online

The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)’ ICE unit (internet child exploitation) have arrested 26 suspects across the sate and charged them with 63 offences related to sexual abuse of children online. Officials speculate this rise due to COVID-19 isolation measures. 

This probe was aided by the investigative referrals from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s (RCMP) National Child Exploitation Crime Centre that works with Internet and social media companies to track child sexual exploitation online.