ALBERTA

4-Year-Old Girl Rescued In Alberta Child Porn Bust, Kenneth McKinley Arrested

01/08/2014 11:36 EST | Updated 03/10/2014 05:59 EDT
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HINTON, Alta. - Police in Alberta say they have charged a man and rescued a four-year-old girl following a child pornography investigation.

The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team's Internet Child Exploitation unit says the case involves a girl from Hinton and a 52-year-man who was arrested last month at a work camp.

Kenneth McKinley faces sexual assault, sexual interference and child pornography charges.

He was to appear Wednesday in Hinton provincial court.

The team that worked on the investigation is made up of RCMP, Edmonton police and other law enforcement officials.

RCMP Sgt. Mike Lokken says police began investigating after receiving a tip from the RCMP National Child Exploitation Centre in Ottawa about images that suggested that the girl was being abused.

He said the suspect is not related to the girl and she is safe with her family.

"We have been able to identify a young victim of child exploitation and hold the person who was allegedly doing it accountable so this doesn't happen to her again," he said.

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