Welland man arrested on child exploitation charges

Following a lengthy investigation that started back in May of this year, Niagara Regional Police have arrested a Welland man on child exploitation charges. 

Yesterday police searched a Welland home and seized a number of computer systems and storage media. 

26 year old Gordon Edwards was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference, one count of invitation to sexual touching, and a variety of child luring charges.  

He's being held in custody for bail hearing today. 

Police believe there are additional victims and are asking the community for assistance in gathering information. 

Anyone with information in this matter is asked to contact Detective Constable Chad Davidson at 905-688-4111 ext. 9241 or at chad.davidson@niagarapolice.ca. 

Members of the public are also encouraged to report crimes anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.