|Gerald Kenneth Steed, 50, was arrested by ALERT's Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit for the alleged sexual assault of two children. Investigators believe there may be more victims in the Edmonton area. Anyone with information on this case should contact local police or cybertip.ca.|
Gerald Kenneth Steed was arrested on May 18, 2018. The 50-year-old man allegedly sexually assaulted two young children that were known to the accused in two separate instances. Steed can be described as a family friend of the victims and was frequently used to babysit.
ICE is currently exploring the possibility of additional victims in Edmonton. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact local police or cybertip.ca.
Steed’s arrest came following a collaborative investigation between the ICE unit, the Edmonton Police Service, and the Zebra Center for Child Protection. Information about Steed’s alleged offences was first brought forward to police in early May.
The alleged offences date back well over a year and the victims are believed to have been sexually assaulted on a number of occasions.
Steed remains in custody and has been charged with:
- Sexual assault (x 2);
- Sexual interference (x 2);
- Sexual Exploitation (x 2);
- Making child pornography (x 2); and
- Possession of child pornography.
Steed’s next court appearance is scheduled for June 12, 2018.
ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime. Members of Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.