Red Deer man charged for making and distributing child pornography

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A child pornography investigation in Red Deer has led to eight charges against 54 year old Stuart Peter Hunt.

The investigation was launched earlier this month when the RCMP’s National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre was notified about a social media user allegedly uploading child pornography.

“I don’t want to provide the exact social media application that was being used because that could eliminate or narrow the scope of our investigation, but there’s many online that you could download and share child pornography,” Tucker said.

Charges have been laid in relation to crimes allegedly committed against one victim that “took place fairly recently,” Tucker said.  

“I don’t want to provide the exact social media application that was being used…but there’s many online that you could download and share child pornography.”

Several victims have already been identified, but police believe there could be more, as the offences could date back as far as 20 years.

Ryan O’Donnell

 

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Calgary airport records busiest year with more than 16 million passengers

The YYC Calgary International Airport breaks their record for most passengers travelling in or out of the city in 2017. About four per cent more people travelled through the airport in 2017 compared to numbers from 2016.

“We’ve had a couple years of 1.5 per cent growth, now we’re coming up on four per cent so I think optimism is starting to return.”

“We’ve had a couple years of 1.5 per cent growth, now we’re coming up on four per cent so I think optimism is starting to return.” said Robert Palmer, CFO and VP finance at the Calgary Airport Authority.

In December, passengers on a flight to Belize were able to enjoy a candy buffet WestJet prepared for them as a celebration for their record breaking 16th million passengers that day.

Despite making up the smallest amount of flights contributed to the event, domestic passengers made up more than 70 per cent of last year’s total at 11.4 million, with trans-border and international flights making up 19.2 and 10.5 per cent respectively.

YYC airport currently sits in the fourth position for busiest airport in Canada. Montreal’s Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport and the Vancouver International Airport two spots in front while Toronto’s Pearson International Airport remains as the busiest with more than 39.8 million passengers as of October 2017.

Itiel Monroy

Accused sex offender to plead guilty to multiple charges

Phillip Heerema is being charged with multiple accounts of sexual assault, sexual exploitation, child pornography and luring towards several members of the young Canadians.

Eight victims were identified between 15 and 18 by the police, and there have been several claims that Heerema convinced them to send explicit photo’s.

In an interview conducted by police, Heerema quoted to say.

“These people I came to know, came to appreciate in my life, came to me and opened up about questions and concerns who I felt I could open up to as well, and as you say I crossed the line”.

Heerema’s lawyer claimed that he will plead guilty to some of the charges that were made when the trial resumes.

Carlos Taug

February 5th, 2018

 

12-year-old boy dead after carbon monoxide exposure

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Emergency response crews were called to an apartment in Airdrie after hazardous amounts of carbon dioxide were detected.

136 apartments were evacuated and a 12-year-old boy and two of his adult family members were rushed to the hospital on Sunday morning. The boy passed away shortly after arrival.

The Airdrie Fire Department has now determined the source of carbon monoxide and ventilated the building making it safe for occupation.

6 units still have not been cleared, including the one where the boy resided.

Jasleen Aujla

 

Man facing charges after possible decades of child pornography

 

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An Alberta man is facing multiple accounts of child pornography, that could be dating back as far as 20 years.

On January 17th Alberta’s Internet Child Exploitation searched 54-year-old Stuart Hunts Red Deer home, and seized multiple electronic devices.

The investigation began in January 2017, but recently several alleged victims have been identified, and police have reason to believe there is more offences dating back potential decades.

Police are asking more potential victims to come forward regarding the actions of Stuart Hunt.

Hunt has other ties to other Alberta communities, including Oyen, Three Hills, Sylvan Lake, and Didsbury.

Hunt will appear in court on February 16.

-Jake Foster

 

Shoppers may have been exposed to measles at a Calgary Superstore

154_2884736Customers who shopped at a Southwest Calgary Superstore may have been exposed to measles according to Alberta Health Services.

A-H-S confirmed the disease was found in an unimmunized girl who had a history of travel to India.

They also confirmed that this Superstore was the only public location the child and her parents had visited while infected.

Passengers of a British Airways flight the family came back on may have also been exposed.

A-H-S says anyone who may have been exposed to the disease, is instructed to check themselves for symptoms.

– Tanner Strauss

Multiple crashes forces Deer Foot to Close

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Both North and South bound Deer Foot roads have been closed this weekend, after nearly 200 crashes were reported.

Of the 200 reported crashes there were 34 injured and eight people taken to hospital, EMS said all taken to hospital were in non-life threatening condition.

The first multi car pile up happened around 11 a.m. which included seven cars, all collisions were due the the heavy snow fall that was forecast for Calgary this weekend.

The Deer Foot trail has since been opened by Police, but they are still advising people to stay off the roads unless completely necessary.

Jay Darby.