A joint investigation between Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) units in Saskatchewan and Alberta has led to the arrest of a Red Deer man. The suspect was allegedly grooming and luring a young Regina girl.
ALERT’s ICE unit arrested the 33-year-old Red Deer man on January 21, 2021. Jeremie Raphael Roy was identified by Saskatchewan ICE as allegedly sharing sexually explicit materials and luring a young girl via a social media application. The offences date back to October 2019.
“Great work by the ICE investigators in Saskatchewan and Alberta to keep kids safe,” said Staff Sergeant Shawn Stubbs, Saskatchewan ICE Coordinator.
“The internet knows no borders, however, ICE units from around the world routinely collaborate to help protect children and hold predators accountable,” said Sergeant Randy Poon, ALERT ICE.
The investigation is ongoing pending the forensic examination of computers and electronic devices seized from the suspect’s home.
Roy has been charged with the following offences:
- Invitation to sexual touching;
- Child luring;
- Making child pornography;
- Possess child pornography;
- Access child pornography; and
- Making sexually explicit material available to a child.
Anyone with information about this investigation, or any child exploitation offence is encouraged to contact local police or cybertip.ca.
The Saskatchewan ICE Unit is comprised of investigators from the RCMP, Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service, and Prince Albert Police Service. Their mandate is to investigate crimes involving the abuse and/or exploitation of children on the Internet.
ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.