Edmonton man charged after allegedly printing child pornography at grocery store
EDMONTON – A 33-year-old is facing charges after allegedly printing child pornography at a northwest Edmonton grocery store’s photo kiosk.
The Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) team began its investigation after a store employee found explicit material while servicing the kiosk. The machine had run out of paper, and the customer who had been using it left without realizing the undeveloped photos would print when the machine was re-stocked with paper.
Investigators were able to use the store’s surveillance video to identify the man. On Wednesday, they executed a search warrant on his home in northwest Edmonton.
There, they found more images, video and electronic devices.
Bradley Lenz was arrested and charged with possessing and accessing child pornography.
Investigators are still in the process of identifying all the victims in the photos.
“We don’t know if there are potentially other victims, or if this was all data that was sourced from the internet or other external sources.,” said Det. Brian Cross, an EPS member with the Northern ICE Unit.
He added that staff at the grocery store were “instrumental” in moving the investigation forward.