Fort McMurray teacher's assistant facing sex charges
35-year-old will appear in Edmonton court April 28th
A teacher's assistant in northeastern Alberta has been accused of several child sex crimes.
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) says the man works in Fort McMurray for the public school district.
The Northern Alberta Child Exploitation team executed a warrant after receiving tips from both Ottawa and the United States Department of Homeland Security.
It's alleged a 35-year-old man committed multiple sexual offences against two students within the past 10 months. He has been charged with making and distributing child pornography, exploitation and sexual assault.
Officers executing a search warrant at Hancock's home took computers and electronic devices for forensic analysis.
Investigators do not believe the alleged offences occurred at the school or in his direct role as a teacher's assistant.
Russell Hancock, who is originally from Fogo Island, N.L., is scheduled to appear in Edmonton provincial court on April 28th.
In a video released by ALERT, Sgt. Mike Lokken gave an overview of the case:
With files from The Canadian Press