ALERT arrests eight men in child sexual exploitation case

ALERT’S Internet Child Exploitation team has arrested eight suspects in relation to a huge child exploitation ring in southern Alberta.

Nearly one million child sexual exploitation photos and videos have been identified by ALERT since the case began in April.

More than 35 computers and electronics were seized which means that terabytes of data will have to be analyzed by forensics technicians. 

Seven men from Calgary and a man from Coalhurst were all charged with making and distributing child pornography:

  • Claudio Foglia, 60, of Calgary;
  • Warren Flemming, 40, of Calgary;
  • Craig Drumgold, 49, of Calgary;
  • Tyler Sartison, 54, of Calgary;
  • Derek Eichele, 59, of Calgary;
  • Chris Jenkins, 31 of Coalhurst, Alta.;
  • Thomas Weatherhead, 51, of Calgary;
  • Jesse Carlson-Lepage, 35, of Calgary;

Micah Quinn

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