Niagara Falls man charged with sexual exploitation of children
Published November 17, 2022 at 3:50 pm
During the month of November, the Niagara Police’s Internet Child Exploitation (I.C.E.) started an investigation into the sexual exploitation of children that has now netted one arrest.
Today (November 17), Michael Joseph Brandauer, 42, of Niagara Falls was charged with luring a child via telecommunication and possession of child pornography.
He has been held in custody for a bail hearing tomorrow (November 18) at the courthouse in St. Catharines.
Members of the public are also encouraged to report crimes anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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.
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.