Amber Alert: A pedophile may have kidnapped two children in Saskatchewan

Amber Alert: Pedophile may have kidnapped two children in Saskatchewan< /p> UPDATE DAY

The man suspected of kidnapping two children in Saskatchewan, leading to an Amber Alert on Monday, had previous convictions for sexual assault and possession of child pornography, the court said Tuesday. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

On Monday evening, federal police issued an Amber alert in an attempt to locate Luna and Hunter Potts, aged 7 and 8 respectively. They were allegedly kidnapped by Benjamin Martin Moore, a 50-year-old man with a long criminal record who also allegedly dragged the children's mother, Leah Potts, on the run.

“We believe that these children are in grave danger,” Superintendent Tyler Bates said in an update to the media on Tuesday.

It all allegedly started when the RCMP were called in to support the Department of Social Services with an investigation into “allegations” about the suspect that have not been detailed. However, when they arrived at the family's home on August 2, investigators found that everyone had already fled the scene.

The RCMP, however, had to wait for the Ministry of Public Services social services issues an apprehension order in order to trigger an Amber alert.

According to the police, there are indications that the couple and the two children are in the United States, in South Dakota. The fugitives could, however, try to return to Canada, Mr. Bates mentioned.

According to the “Regina Leader Post”, Moore had previously been convicted of molesting minors and possessing child pornography in 2007 and 2009.

He was released in 2011, prompting Regina police to warn the public. The suspect would be good at forging friendships with the parents or grandparents of children, in order to be able to approach his victims, had depicted the police.

Benjamin Martin Moore would be at the wheel of a dark blue 2015 Chevrolet Equinox sporting an Alberta plate with the number SCS2492.