Man arrested on accusations of sex crime against children

Brandon C. Crawford
Brandon C. Crawford

Law enforcement booked a 24-year-old Wilder man into Canyon County jail on Tuesday after receiving several tips that he may be exploiting a child.

Brandon C. Crawford was arrested after the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Unit began investigating him. He was charged on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a child.

The tips were sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, according to the Idaho Attorney General.

The ICAC Unit was assisted by the Caldwell Police Department, the Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office and the Idaho Department of Correction’s Division of Probation and Parole.

Anyone with information regarding the exploitation of children is encouraged to contact local police, the Attorney General’s ICAC Unit at 208-334-4527 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

The Attorney General’s ICAC Unit works with the Idaho ICAC Task Force, a coalition of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, to investigate and prosecute individuals who use the internet to criminally exploit children.