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.