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Alberta children’s services worker facing child exploitation charges

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WATCH ABOVE: RCMP Cpl. Cameron Dunn, with the ALERT ICE Unit, shares information about Alberta Children's Services employee Rae Neveu, 60, being charged with child exploitation-related offences – Nov 10, 2017

An Alberta Children’s Services employee has been charged with child exploitation-related offences.

Rae Neveu, 60, was arrested on Wednesday by the ALERT Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit and has been charged with child luring, possession of child pornography and accessing child pornography.

ALERT said Neveu operated an unlicensed child-care home and he was an employee at the Stony Plain Children’s Services office.

Police said it doesn’t appear any children were physically harmed, but ICE believes Neveu was left alone with children at his home and while at work.

Rae Neveu, 60, has been charged with child exploitation-related offences by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams.

“The combination of the alleged offences and the suspect’s access to children poses an obvious concern. Our investigation will explore if any children were harmed, and we are soliciting information from the public,” Cpl. Cameron Dunn said.

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Investigators said Neveu’s northeast Edmonton home was operating as an unlicensed private babysitting and child-care service for 10 years, with nine children using the services at the time of the arrest.

The Alberta Ministry of Children’s Services said it’s looking into the situation internally and is co-operating with police and providing assistance so “all young people are safe.”

“If concerns are ever raised about the conduct of our employees, we take every concern extremely seriously, and act quickly so that Albertans know we are doing whatever we can to support their safety and well being,” press secretary Aaron Manton said.

Neveu is also accused of having sexually explicit online chats with underage victims, where photos were exchanged, ALERT said.

His arrest came after a week-long investigation following a tip from the public.

Watch below: A 60-year-old Edmonton man is facing child pornography and child luring charges. As Fletcher Kent explains, some are even more worried after hearing about where the accused worked and lived.

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