Group home worker ar­rested for al­leged sex­ual as­sault of 11-year-old in his care

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worker has been ar­rested after be­ing ac­cused of al­legedly sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a child in his care, ac­cord­ing to an ALERT re­lease.

The Al­berta Law En­force­ment Re­sponse Teams’ In­ter­net Child Ex­ploita­tion (ICE) unit ar­rested a 40-year-old man on Fri­day, charg­ing him with nu­mer­ous of­fences re­lated to child sex­ual ex­ploita­tion and child pornog­ra­phy.

The vic­tim, po­lice said, was 11 years old.

ALERT Staff Sgt. Stephen Camp told re­porters that the in­ves­ti­ga­tion be­gan after ICE re­ceived in­for­ma­tion from the RCMP’s Na­tional Child Ex­ploita­tion Co-or­di­na­tion Cen­tre about a sus­pect ac­cess­ing child pornog­ra­phy.

“When that re­fer­ral was made, ICE had very lit­tle in­for­ma­tion be­sides an IP ad­dress,” he said.

“Through the an­a­lyt­i­cal sup­port, we were able to iden­tify a sus­pect and learn that he was em­ployed at an Ed­mon­ton group home.”

Camp said once the in­ves­tiga­tive team ver­i­fied a man’s iden­tity, it led to an ar­rest.

Samer Tem­raz, 40, is charged with sex­ual ex­ploita­tion, sex­ual as­sault, sex­ual in­ter­fer­ence, posses­sion of child pornog­ra­phy, trans­mit­ting child pornog­ra­phy and mak­ing child pornog­ra­phy. The RCMP gave the In­ter­net Child Ex­ploita­tion unit a tip that led to an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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