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32-year-old charged after child porn found

By Peggy Revell on July 19, 2017.

Medicine Hat News

Nearly 3,000 images of child pornography were found following the execution of a search warrant July 13, leading to child pornography and firearms-related charges against a 32-year-old Medicine Hat man.

Investigation into the man began in April, when Alberta’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit received a referral from the U.S. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about a Medicine Hat suspect uploading child pornography to the Internet.

ICE, with the assistance of the Medicine Hat police, executed a search warrant July 13.

Investigators seized numerous electronic devices from the basement of a residence, and also found a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun in the course of their search. An initial preview of the electronic devices found nearly 3,000 images of known child pornography stored on them. These devices have been sent to ICE’s forensic examiners for a more thorough search.

Tyler Falkeisen, 32, has been charged with possessing child pornography, accessing child pornography, making child pornography available, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited weapon and unsafe storage of a firearm.

The man was not in any position of authority involving children and there is no evidence to suggest he was in contact with any children.

Falkeisen appeared in court on July 14, and was released on bail with a number of conditions.

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