U.S. agencies help Niagara Police charge Lincoln man in connection with child pornography

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Published October 6, 2023 at 2:06 pm

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For the second time in two days, another Lincoln man has been charged in connection to child pornography.

Whereas yesterday’s (Oct. 5) case was completely dependent on the work done by the Niagara Police’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit, the local force got some help from two separate U.S. enforcement agencies in today’s charges.

The Niagara Police were tipped off yesterday by both the United States Homeland Security Investigations and the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that there was “credible evidence” that a Niagara resident was using the internet for the exploitation of children.

The local police’s ICE Unit instantly started investigating the evidence they were given and this morning, charged a second Beamsville man in as many days.

An early morning raid saw Niagara Police seize “several electronic devices that are believed to have been used in the commission of these offences.”

Matthew Bruce Iverson, 36, of Beamsville was charged with three counts all related to possession of child pornography.

He was held in custody after his arrest with a bail hearing today (Oct. 6) at the courthouse in St. Catharines.

Niagara Police continue to warn area parents that “Online platforms that allow like-minded users to create and share Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) are prevalent on the Internet.  Offenders who hide behind an anonymous account for the purpose of sexually exploiting children can be identified and will be held accountable for their actions.”

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