Police arrest 42-year-old in Calgary 'Canada Creep' investigation

Jun 15 2017, 3:32 am

The Calgary Police Service Cyber/Forensics Unit has charged a 42-year-old man in relation to the ‘CanadaCreep’ investigation.

The ‘CanadaCreep’ Twitter account, which over the span of one year has gone unnoticed and accumulated 17,000 followers, was shut down yesterday by Twitter.

The account posted unconsented and secrecely captured pictures and videos of Calgary women’s clothed breasts, butts and genital areas, some including videos takes up women’s skits while they walked.

Local Calgary bloggers Crackmacs posted a tip their Facebook page which blew up and caught the attention of many Calgarians and The Calgary Police.

An investigation was launched immediately to determine the identity of the individual taking and distributing the images. On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, a possible suspect was identified through a public tip and other cyber-investigative efforts.

Around 5 p.m., one man was arrested without incident and multiple electronic devices were seized. A search warrant was executed on a residence in the community of Prestwick that resulted in an additional seizure of computers, storage devices and other electronics.

Investigators are currently examining multiple terabytes of data, including hundreds of thousands of images, from numerous electronic devices that were seized.

Officers are in the process of identifying victims and determining what electronic evidence is relevant to this case.

The 42-year-old man from Calgary’s name will be released once chargers are officially laid. He is currently in custody and waiting to see a Justice of the Peace and facing voyeurism-related charges in relation to three incidents, however the investigation is ongoing and more charges are anticipated.

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