Mike Tucker, Communications Director, Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) speaks to the media.

UPDATE: Red Deer man charged with child pornography, sexual assault

Police search for more victims

A 54-year-old Red Deer man has been charged with multiple child sexual exploitation offences, and police are searching for other possible victims.

ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit said the alleged offences could date back 20 years.

Mike Tucker, ALERT communications director, said the man has been charged for offences for one victim who was known to him and took place fairly recently. Some of the victims are now young adults.

“The investigation is still in its early stages, however, several victims have been identified so far.

“ICE believes that there could be many more additional victims,” Tucker said Monday afternoon at a press conference at the downtown Red Deer RCMP detachment.

“In some instances, there’s clear indication that social media was involved. But with these cases dating back as far as 20 years ago, we’re entertaining a whole host of possibilities.”

Monday morning, police released the suspect’s photo.

Stuart Peter Hunt was arrested by ICE Jan. 17.

His home was searched, and a number of electronic devices were seized.

An investigation began this month when the RCMP’s National Child Exploitation Co-ordination Centre was notified about a social media user allegedly uploading child pornography.

 

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