Tuesday, November 16, 2021
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Three Lethbridge men among 18 people charged with child porn offences

- Advertisement -

Three Lethbridge men are among 18 people from across the province charged with child pornography related offences.

ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation unit laid a total of 65 charges between May 20th and June 23rd.

Locally, 18 year old Bryan Hernandez and 25 year old Yonatan Castro Linares have each been charged with accessing, possessing and distributing child pornography while 26 year old Brandon Eguizabal is charged with accessing and possessing child porn.

ICE received 243 reported instances of online child exploitation in Alberta in March, far exceeding the unit’s two-year average of 110.

- Advertisement -   Article continues below ad

Police believe the rise is likely in part related to digital dependency during COVID-19 isolation measures.

ALERT CEO Superintendent Dwayne Lakusta says “ICE is working incredibly hard to put predators behind bars but we need parents to do their part and be vigilant of their kids’ online activities.”

ICE is an integrated team that includes members of Calgary Police, Edmonton Police, Lethbridge Police, Medicine Hat Police, and RCMP.

- Advertisement -
Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Lethbridge News

LPS traffic blitz results in three impaired driving charges; dozens of tickets

LETHBRIDGE, AB - A one-night traffic enforcement blitz by Lethbridge Police ended in three people being charged with impaired driving. There was also one immediate...

Three candidates vying for vacant Division 5 seat in Lethbridge County by-election

LETHBRIDGE, AB - It appears there will be a by-election in Lethbridge County after all. As of a week ago, there were no candidates running...

Heavy rainfall in B.C. causes major flooding, triggers landslides, evacuation orders

LETHBRIDGE, AB - Several communities across British Columbia are experiencing more record weather, but this time it's rainfall. Only three months removed from a record...

Alberta reaches $10-a-day child care funding agreement with federal government

EDMONTON, AB - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says affordable child care is now within reach for all Alberta families with a new funding agreement...

Christmas Hope 2021 aiming to help 1600 Lethbridge households

LETHBRIDGE, AB - Half a dozen agencies across Lethbridge are joining forces to make sure the city's less fortunate have everything they need this...
- Advertisement -