No criminal charges will be laid following an investigation into allegations that former Strathcona County councillor Jason Gariepy was a victim of blackmail.

Gariepy claimed in September that sexually explicit photos he sent to someone he met online were being used to blackmail him.

After investigating the matter and consulting with the Crown prosecutor’s office, RCMP have determined no criminal offence occurred.

Gariepy lost his seat in the Oct. 21 election.