On Friday October 6th, 2017, the Niagara Regional Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (I.C.E) Unit engaged in a joint Investigation that had been initiated by members of the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) assigned to the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
As a result, 57 year old Roger Eugene CRAWFORD of Dansville, New York, United States of America, has been arrested and charged with Possess Child Pornography, and Import Child Pornography, both contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.
CRAWFORD has been held in custody, pending a Bail Hearing scheduled at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse, 59 Church Street, in the City of St. Catharines.
The Niagara Regional Police Service is a member of the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the internet and conducts investigations into Internet Child Exploitation Offences in partnership with numerous Ontario Police Services. This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
Members of the public can report suspicious Internet activities relating to child exploitation to the Niagara Regional Police Service, or online at www.cybertip.ca. Internet safety tips for parents, children and Internet users are also available on the Cybertip website