A Medicine Hat man is facing numerous charges accused of sex offences against both children and animals.

ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit went to a Medicine Hat home last week and seized computer equipment and electronic devices.

Police allege the suspect was accessing child pornography online. It’s also believed the man committed a sex assault on at least one unidentified child, who is believed to be known to him, and other alleged sexual offences involving several dogs.

“Our primary concern is identifying the child victim and, in turn, providing the necessary support and resources,” said Sgt. Kirt Murray, Internet Child Exploitation unit.


26 year old Cody Herrell has been charged with sexual assault and bestiality, as well as accessing, possessing, and distributing child porn.

Herrell has since been released from jail on a number of court-imposed conditions.

His next appearance is scheduled for October 17th in Medicine Hat.