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Alberta man arrested in child exploitation and animal abuse case
Published Monday, October 17, 2016 1:05PM MDT
A 25-year old man from Central Alberta is facing a number of charges after he allegedly uploaded child exploitation material to a social media account.
ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation team arrested Cris Marshall, 25, of Nevis, Alberta on October 12 and seized a number of electronic devices from his home.
An initial investigation turned up a significant amount of child sexual exploitation material and also uncovered offences involving Marshall’s pet dog
The dog was taken from the home to a local veterinary clinic for treatment.
Three unsecured firearms were also confiscated from the home.
Marshall was arrested in Byemoor and is charged with:
- Cruelty to animals
- Making bestiality
- Accessing child exploitation materials
- Possessing child exploitation materials
- Making available child exploitation materials
- Making child pornography
- Three counts of careless storage of a firearm
- Possession of a prohibited weapon
Anyone with information about this investigation, or any child exploitation offence is encouraged to contact local police or cybertip.ca.