A Drumheller man facing charges relating to child pornography and luring a child has had his case adjourned until August 2022 following early case resolution discussions.
Counsel Michael James appeared on behalf of Shawn Albrecht on Friday, May 13 and asked the court adjourn the matter as a trial date has been set aside as Albrecht has agreed to a proposed resolution.
Albrecht was arrested in January 2022 following a year-long investigation between the Drumheller RCMP, Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit, and a policing agency in the United States, and Albrecht was charged with making sexually-explicit material available to someone under 18, luring a child, accessing child pornography, and possession of child pornography.
Mr. James explained Albrecht currently lives in a home owned by his brother, who recently passed away; Albrecht is currently handling affairs regarding his brother’s estate, and the adjournment will give him time to settle these matters.
The Honourable Judge G.J. Gaschler adjourned the case until Friday, August 3 in Drumheller.