Civilian Edmonton Police Employee Has Child Pornography Charges Withdrawn, Jailed for Other Charge

Civilian Edmonton Police Employee Has Child Pornography Charges Withdrawn, Jailed for Other Charge

Child pornography charges against a civilian employee of the Edmonton Police Service have been withdrawn, but he is going to jail for making an arrangement to commit a sexual offence against a child.

Aaron Rothwell, 41, had charges of making, printing and publishing child pornography withdrawn Monday. The charges of distributing and selling child pornography were also withdrawn.

He was sentenced on a third charge of making an arrangement to commit a sexual offence against a child and given a $200 fine, 15 months in jail and two-years probation.

The charges of attempting to arrange sex with a child stem from an undercover Victoria police investigation that started in February.

Rothwell had explicit online conversations with an undercover Victoria police officer. Victoria police forwarded the investigation to the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams' (ALERT) Internet Child Exploitation Unit in Edmonton.

A search of a southeast Edmonton home led to the seizure of computer and electronic devices.
 

Read more: http://www.edmontonsun.com/2017/07/24/civilian-edmonton-police-employee-has-child-pornography-charges-withdrawn-jailed-for-other-charge

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