State police arrested Joseph Bradshaw, 27, of Love Lane in Warwick, for possessing child pornography and transferring child pornography Monday, Dec. 29, after an investigation by the Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
ICAC Task Force members had been investigating the trading of child pornography pictures and videos by someone using an internet connection at 295 Love Lane, according to a press release from the state police.
On Dec. 29, the task force, armed with a warrant, searched the Cowesett house and Bradshaw was identified as the owner of the digital media used in acquiring and transferring the pornography.
Bradshaw was arraigned in Third District Court Monday. Bail was set at $10,000 personal recognizance and he is restricted from contacting anyone under age 18 and using the internet.
State police are asking anyone who may have information about inappropriate conduct between Bradshaw and children to contact the ICAC Task Force at (401) 444-1710.
A person found guilty of possessing child pornography may be subject to a fine of not more than $5,000, or a prison term of up to five years. Transferring child pornography can bring a fine of up to $5,000, or a prison term of up to 15 years, or both.
The Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force actively engages in investigative efforts to identify subjects involved in child exploitation-related activities. The Rhode Island ICAC Task Force Program is administered by the Rhode Island State Police and supports a national network of multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task forces engaged in investigations, forensic examinations, and prosecutions related to Internet crimes against children and technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation.