Mark Anderson, an elementary school teacher in Brocket, Alta., has been arrested and charged with child sexual exploitation offences.
Anderson, 44, was arrested on Jan. 11 following an investigation by ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation unit. He is charged with possessing, accessing and distributing child pornography.
Anderson is also involved in various Piikani Nation youth programs, including Scouts Canada and sports, according to ALERT.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 30. A number of electronic devices and computers were recovered from his home in Pincher Creek and will be subject to examination by RCMP.
While the investigation and charges are related to online offences, ICE is encouraging anyone with information about this case to come forward and contact police. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact local police or cybertip.ca.