Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro Announces 500th Arrest by Child Predator Section Since 2017

The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General announced on Tuesday, the 500th arrest by the Child Predator Section since Attorney General Josh Shapiro took office in 2017.
On November 10, Jonathan Boltz, of Armstrong County, was charged with 30 counts of Possession of Child Pornography. He will be prosecuted by the Office of Attorney General’s Child Predator Section.

“Today’s milestone arrest is a result of the hard work of the public servants and employees of the Office of Attorney General’s Child Predator Section,” said AG Shapiro. “Thanks to their dedication, 500 child predators have been arrested and the safety of children across the Commonwealth remains one of our highest priorities. My Office will continue to prosecute offenders in order to safeguard children.”

The Office of Attorney General’s Child Predator Section (CPS) is composed of specially trained agents and prosecutors across Pennsylvania who are dedicated to identifying and capturing child predators, especially online predators, before they can harm children. CPS investigates cases in which a minor is a victim of sexual solicitation on the internet, as well as the online sharing, downloading, and distribution of online child pornography.

Anyone who has information about child predators is urged to contact the Attorney General’s Child Predator Section at 1-800-385-1044. Concerned citizens can also report child abuse to the Pennsylvania ChildLine by calling 1-800-932-0313.