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St. Paul RCMP officer charged with child exploitation denied release

ST. PAUL – The St. Paul RCMP officer arrested on child exploitation charges following an investigation by ALERT's Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit, was denied release during a bail hearing on July 9. 

In November 2023, ALERT began to investigate a suspect for allegedly uploading two videos “depicting child sexual exploitation to Snapchat.” RCMP’s National Child Exploitation Crime Centre notified ALERT. 

ALERT identified the suspect in late April 2024 and ICE investigators arrested 33-year-old Evan Peacock, a constable at the St. Paul RCMP detachment. 

On April 24, Peacock was charged by ALERT with two counts each of possessing, distributing, and accessing child pornography. 

He was released with court ordered conditions and was suspended with pay. He was slated to appear in court on May 23 in St. Paul, according to a media release from ALERT. 

In June 2024, the Alberta RCMP’s Eastern Alberta District General Investigative Section investigated an “adult male soliciting sex with underage females online,” according to information from the Alberta RCMP. Following this investigation, Peacock was additionally charged with child luring and also with failing to comply with release order conditions associated with the previous charges and he was remanded into custody. 

Peacock will be back in court on July 25.

Mario Cabradilla

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