Police seek additional victims after child-luring and pornography arrest

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The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) is investigating the possibility of additional victims after arresting a youth worker with sexual offenses involving children.

ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit arrested the 28-year-old suspect on February 2, with help from the Edmonton Police Service. Abraham Woo was charged with child luring, making child pornography, possession of child pornography, and distributing child pornography.

Woo has also been known to use the aliases Abraham Calling Bear Woo, Abraham Collingwood, and his Snapchat handle WolfBoy22.

Woo has worked as a youth worker or had access to children through his employment in both Saskatchewan and Alberta.

ICE believes that Woo was involved in luring at least one child whom he had known previously through his youth work with Pasqua First Nations in southern Saskatchewan. These alleged offenses took place over the social media applications Snapchat and Facebook

Woo has worked with children at the following organizations/entities:

  • Pasqua First Nations Education: youth worker and education assistant.
  • Edmonton Bent Arrow Society: lodge keeper;
  • Shadow Dragon Youth Group Home: group home staff member;
  • Leduc Boys and Girls Club: youth programs coordinator; and
  • Pa Metawe Games: youth camps.

ICE’s investigation, which included a forensic examination of computers and electronic devices seized from Woo’s home, has led ICE to believe there may be additional victims. Amongst child sexual abuse materials, ICE identified photos that appear to have been taken in a locker room facility.             

ALERT release of locker room believed associated with child exploitation crimes.
ALERT release of locker room believed associated with child exploitation crimes.

ICE is asking anyone who may know of, or be able to identify this site, to please contact their local police, as this information could help authorities identify a possible victim and location.

Woo has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on February 28.

Anyone with information about this offense is asked to contact their local police, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-TIPS (8477).

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