Westport investigation leads to Canadian arrest

A Canadian man was arrested last week after a child exploitation investigation that began in Westport, Indiana.

According to reports from the Drumheller Royal Canadian Mounted Police post and the Westport Police Department, Westport Town Marshall Joe Talkington began investigating incidents involving a man having sexually explicit conversations with a 16-year-old victim in Indiana earlier this month. The Mounties worked with the Decatur County Child Services and Homeland Security to identify and arrest 45-year-old Shawn Albrecht in Drumheller on Jan. 19th.

He is facing charges of making sexually explicit material available to someone under 18, luring a child, possession of child pornography and accessing child pornography. He is next scheduled to appear before Drumheller Provincial Court on Feb. 18th.