Additional sexual assault and child exploitation charges laid against Lethbridge man

 A total of 19 new charges related to sexual assault, voyeurism and child pornography have been laid against a Lethbridge man in a joint investigation between the Lethbridge Regional Police Service (LRPS) and Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT).Jamey Byran Kristian, 37, was arrested without incident in Red Deer on June 11.

Kristian was previously charged by LRPS on Jan. 23 with the sexual assault of two boys. Forensic examination of computers and other electronic devices seized at the time of his arrest were subsequently analyzed by members of the Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit and more than 2,000 images and 150 videos depicting child pornography were located. Many of the files show young boys recorded in change rooms at public swimming pools in the Lethbridge area.

Through further investigation a third sexual assault victim was also identified. Investigation determined the boy was sexually assaulted in 2012 when he was 10-years-old.

Kristian is charged with two counts each of sexual assault and sexual interference, three counts of voyeurism, six counts of making child pornography, five counts of possessing child pornography and one count of accessing child pornography.

Kristian was previously charged in January with two counts each of sexual assault, sexual interference, sexual exploitation and one count of invitation to sexual touching.

He appeared in Lethbridge Provincial Court this morning and his matter was adjourned to June 13.

The protection of children is a priority for the Lethbridge Regional Police Service and Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams.

 Additional child safety resources can be accessed via the ALERT website (www.alert-ab.ca), or visit The Door That’s Not Locked website (www.thedoorthatsnotlocked.ca), a comprehensive resource with age-specific internet safety information by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.

 Further, anyone with information about online child exploitation is encouraged to help protect children by reporting their concerns to Cybertip.ca.

 **Cst. Rob MacGregor, Southern Alberta ICE Unit, will be available for media interviews at 1:30 p.m. today at the police station. This will be the only opportunity for on-camera interviews.**

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For media inquiries contact

 Cst. Rob MacGregor
ICE Unit
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams
403-330-5027