PHILADEPHIA — A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Philadelphia investigation led to the arrest of a Norristown man Aug. 19, on state charges of possession, receipt and distribution of images of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Officers from the Norristown Police Department are assisting in the investigation.
On Aug. 19, Eduardo Angulo Medina, 32, an unlawfully present Peruvian citizen, was encountered by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) attempting to depart the United States via a United Airlines flight to Lima, Peru, at Newark Liberty International Airport. He was arrested by CBP and turned over to Port Authority Police (PAPD) for extradition on a felony arrest warrant obtained by Norristown Police Department. He is currently in PAPD custody.
In September 2016, a search warrant was executed at his residence by HSI Philadelphia special agents and the Norristown Police Department which resulted in the seizure of electronic and documentary evidence. Subsequent analysis of the evidence developed sufficient probable cause for issuance of the felony arrest warrant.
HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators. From outside the U.S. and Canada, callers should dial 802-872-6199. Hearing impaired users can call TTY 802-872-6196.
Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, via its toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST.
For additional information about wanted suspected child predators, download HSI’s Operation Predator smartphone app or visit the online suspect alerts page. HSI is a founding member of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement agencies and private industry sector partners working together to prevent and deter online child sexual abuse.
Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE.gov)