Children at Centre of Saskatchewan Amber Alert Found Safe

Children at Centre of Saskatchewan Amber Alert Found Safe
Chief Superintendent Tyler Bates, of the RCMP's South District Management Team, speaks during a press conference in Regina on Aug. 9, 2022. (The Canadian Press/Michael Bell)
The Canadian Press

Two children at the centre of a Saskatchewan Amber Alert have been found safe in the United States along with their mother and a suspect, police said Wednesday.

"Early this morning, Saskatchewan RCMP was advised by our policing partners in the United States that the four individuals who were the subject of Amber Alerts in Saskatchewan and South Dakota were located and were with officials in South Dakota," the Mounties said in a release.

The Turner County Sheriff's Office in South Dakota said the Amber Alert, which had been extended into that area, has been cancelled.

Saskatchewan RCMP previously said the children were believed to be in the company of a convicted sex offender.

"We are very concerned about the well-being of those children," RCMP Chief Supt. Tyler Bates told a news conference Tuesday.

"We feel they are in danger."

An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for Benjamin Martin Moore, 50, on a charge of failing to report information within seven days of changing his address, which is required for convicted sex offenders.

Bates said Moore has a history of sexual offences against children and was previously convicted of sexual interference with a minor.

He was being investigated by social services when he left with the children and their mother.

Officers went to their home in Eastend, southwest of Regina, last week to question Moore but found it abandoned.