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Alberta school bus driver charged with child pornography offences

Jared Corbett (Source: Facebook) Jared Corbett (Source: Facebook)
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A school bus driver who worked in Parkland County is facing child pornography charges.

The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) Internet Child Exploitation unit began an investigation last October after receiving information about a person sharing large quantities of child sexual exploitation materials online.

On Feb. 7, Jared Corbett, 34, was arrested and charged with possession, distribution, and accessing child pornography.

Investigators opted to release his identity because his work as a bus driver placed him in a position of trust and authority.

Police say the investigation is ongoing, pending forensic analysis of electronic devices seized from Corbett's home in Stony Plain.

He has been released from custody with a number of court-ordered conditions, and is scheduled to appear in court in Stony Plain on March 27. 

Parkland School Division, which contracts with the company Corbett was driving for, says he has not worked as a bus driver since his arrest.

"The driver was removed from the route immediately and had been suspended indefinitely by the bus contractor as soon as the contractor and Parkland School Division were made aware of the situation in early February," a spokesperson wrote in an email to CTV News Edmonton on Tuesday. "Parkland School Division’s Transportation Services continue to cooperate with local authorities."

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