A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a suspected sex trafficker who is known to travel through Central Alberta.
The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) Human Trafficking and Counter Exploitation is looking for Kemron Alexander, 28, who is accused of trafficking a 12-year-old girl and facing 11 charges related to human trafficking and sexual assault.
Alexander is also known to travel between Edmonton, Calgary and Fort McMurray and to Kelowna, Vancouver and other B.C. Lower Mainland areas, and has connections in Ontario.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Alexander should contact local police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app.
Alexander is known to carry weapons and should not be approached.
“Our primary concern is supporting this child victim and exhausting every measure to ensure she is protected from her alleged perpetrator. We need to get him in custody and we need the public’s help in locating him,” said ALERT Staff Sgt. Frank Page.
An investigation began in May 2022 and ALERT got help from RCMP in Fort McMurray and Kelowna and Vancouver police.
The child was recovered and received support and specialized care under the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act. She has since been returned to the care of her mother.
Alexander is facing charges a number of charges, including trafficking a person under the age of 18, arrangement for sexual offence against a child, procuring a person under the age of 18, sexual exploitation, obtaining sexual services for consideration, material benefit from sex trafficking advertisement of sexual services, overcoming resistance to commission of offence, sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching.
Authorities say survivors of sex trafficking can call 211 for help.
ALERT’s Human Trafficking Counter Exploitation unit investigates domestic human trafficking involving sexual exploitation occurring in Alberta. The integrated unit also works in collaboration with agencies and organizations involved in rescuing and supporting survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and pulls together the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.