Windsor man arrested on child exploitation charges

Published 6:44 pm Tuesday, August 25, 2020

A Windsor man is in custody on multiple charges related to child exploitation, according to Lt. Tommy Potter, spokesman for the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office.

A search warrant was carried out on Aug. 21 at the home of Christopher R. Ward, whose last known address is in the 28000 block of Spivey Town Road, Windsor.

Ward, 40, was charged with six counts of distribution of child pornography and 10 counts of possession of child pornography. He was taken into custody without issue.

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Potter stated that investigators with the agency worked in conjunction with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Bedford County Virginia Sheriff’s Offices Southern Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

“The investigation is a continued effort between the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office and other regional law enforcement agencies to combat the exploitation of children via the internet or by electronic means,” Potter stated. “The Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office will continue to commit resources to investigate those individuals who seek to exploit or victimize children.”

Ward was taken to the Western Tidewater Regional Jail and is being held without bond.