Calgary, AB,

Police charge man with offence against a child

The Calgary Police Service Child Abuse Unit has charged a man following an incident at a private piano lesson.

On Friday, March 2, 2018, the mother of a five-year-old girl contacted police after her daughter had described that her piano teacher had allegedly shown her pornographic videos while conducting a private lesson at the family’s northwest home. The incident is believed to have occurred in February 2018.

Darrin Colby HOGUE, 33, has been charged with one count of making sexually explicit material available to children, and one count of possession of obscene material for the purpose of publication. He will next appear in court on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

For more information about to how recognize signs of child abuse, please visit the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre website at

Anyone who is a victim of crime or who believes they know someone who is, should contact the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


Case #18093827/3512