BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations announced the arrest of a Canadian citizen who was found to be in possession of child pornography.
On March 13th, CBP officers working at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, NY encountered 23-year-old Kenneth Arsenaeult-Lewis, a Canadian citizen from Toronto, Canada. Arsenaeult-Lewis was traveling on a commercial bus destined to Rochester, NY and indicated that he was traveling to visit his brother.
During secondary inspection, Arsenaeult-Lewis stated that he intended to stay in the United States for a short visit and then return back to Canada. The secondary inspection revealed that Arsenaeult-Lewis was in possession of suspected child pornography.
Arsenaeult-Lewis was subsequently arrested by CBP and turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) agents facing Federal charges under 18 USC 2252A(a)(1) for Transportation of Child Pornography
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.