For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Scott Graf
scott.graf@ag.idaho.gov
(208) 334-4112

Date: June 23, 2017

Attorney General Investigators Arrest North Idaho Man for Alleged Sexual Exploitation of a Child

(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced investigators with his Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit have arrested a Post Falls man for allegedly downloading and disseminating child pornography over the internet.

The ICAC Unit arrested 35-year-old Edward L. Gardner on Thursday. He was charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Child and booked into the Kootenai County Jail.

The ICAC Unit was assisted by the Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office, Post Falls Police Department, Coeur d'Alene Police Department, Moscow Police Department and the FBI.

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.

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