(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced the arrest of a Coeur d’ Alene man following a 7-month investigation by his office’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit.
Matthew G. Barszcz, 25, turned himself into police on Friday, March 12. A warrant had been issued for his arrest at the conclusion of an investigation that included the execution of a residential search warrant in Coeur d’ Alene in February.
Barszcz is charged with alleged sexual exploitation of a child. He is alleged to have distributed sexually exploitative material. He was booked into the Kootenai County Jail after being taken into custody.
The Coeur d’ Alene Police Department, Post Falls Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Marshals Service and the Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office all assisted the ICAC Unit with the investigation and arrest warrant.
Anyone with information regarding the exploitation of children is encouraged to contact local police, the Attorney General’s ICAC Unit at 208-947-8700, 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.
Parents, educators and law enforcement officials can find more information and helpful resources at the ICAC website, ICACIdaho.org.