Couple charged in child porn case

<p>A Red Deer couple is facing child pornography and sexual assault charges relating to alleged incidents involving two young children.</p>

 

Red Deer pair also accused of sexually assaulting two kids


A Red Deer couple is facing child pornography and sexual assault charges relating to alleged incidents involving two young children.

 




Calgary police yesterday charged a 35-year-old man and 28-year-old woman after a computer store manager allegedly found pornographic images on the couple’s computer and turned it over to RCMP.

 




Police will not name the suspects in order to protect the identities of the young children — a boy and girl — who were both under four at the time of the alleged offences.

 




Acting Staff Sgt. Doug Andrus of the Alberta Integrated Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) refused to divulge the relationship between the couple and the victims but told Metro the kids are with their parents, who have not been charged.





“The kids are with their family…they are with their parents. For the nature of the investigation I cannot give out much information,” Andrus said.





Andrus commended the Red Deer computer store owner who alerted RCMP that there was child pornography on a computer brought in for repair.





“The store owner did his due diligence, and he did the right thing even though he wasn’t obligated to legally. I don’t think there is a legal obligation to do so but certainly a moral duty.”





While the kids were under the age of four at the time of the offences, how old they are now or how long ago the alleged incidents took place isn’t being released.





Both suspects face charges of making, distributing, accessing and possessing child pornography, two counts of sexual interference of a person under 14 and two counts of sexual assault.





Police raided two separate homes before charging the pair, but won’t release what, if any other evidence they found.















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  • The ICE team, comprised of officers from Calgary and Red Deer, as well as RCMP, made the arrests on Friday.



  • Both suspects remain in custody until their next court appearance, set for Nov. 6 in Red Deer.









 
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