In June, 2023, McLennan RCMP, assisted by Alberta’s Integrated Child Exploitation Unit, both Central and Western Alberta District (WAD) General Investigation Sections (GIS) and WAD Crime Reduction Unit, responded to a report of sexual offences against a youth. The offences took place while the youth was attending a school in the High Prairie School Division.
On Feb. 7, 2024, Brock Mackenzie Whalen (31), a resident of Peace River, Alta., was charged with:
- Sexual assault;
- Sexual interference;
- Luring a child (x2);
- Making sexually explicit material available to a child; and
- Child exploitation.
Whalen was brought before a justice of the peace and released on conditions. His next court date is set for March 18, 2024, at the Alberta Court of Justice in Peace River.
Whalen has been employed by several school districts in Alberta and Saskatchewan, including the High Prairie School Division, Holy Family Catholic Regional Division, Saskatoon Public School Division (2013 and 2015) and the Lloydminster Public School Division (2014). Parents or guardians who are concerned that that their child(ren) may have been involved in an incident related to this investigation are encouraged to contact their local police.
McLennan RCMP and WAD GIS are still actively investigating this incident. Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to please contact the McLennan RCMP at 780-324-3086 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8377 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
Information provided by the McLennan RCMP
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