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Dewitt man facing child porn charges

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A man from DeWitt, New York has been taken into custody by the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office on charges of possessing and promoting child sexual abuse material. Andrew R. Bouchard, 36, was arrested following an investigation that was initiated after the Sheriff’s Office Computer Crimes squad received multiple cyber tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The investigation revealed that Bouchard had in his possession approximately 862 photos and videos that contained child sexual abuse material. Many of the images and videos featured children under the age of 12, both boys and girls, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

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A search warrant was executed at Bouchard’s home in DeWitt, where several electronic devices were seized. Bouchard was arrested and charged with nine counts each of promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing a sexual performance by a child. He is currently being held at the Onondaga County Justice Center.

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office Computer Crimes squad is a participant in the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.