ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Anchorage man turned himself in Saturday on felony child-pornography charges, following an investigation by Anchorage police detectives that began in September.
APD spokesperson Lt. Dave Parker says David Canfield, 49, surrendered at the Anchorage Jail. A $5,000 warrant had been issued for Canfield’s arrest on three counts of distribution and six counts of possession of child pornography, all of which are felonies.
Detectives Mark Thomas and James Estes, with the department’s Cyber Crimes Unit, were working undercover in September when they allegedly received illicit images from Canfield depicting the sexual abuse of young children.
Along with APD detectives, members of the state’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force subsequently served a search warrant on Canfield’s home in South Anchorage, seizing computers, digital media and printed material.
“Forensic examinations of these devices revealed hundreds of images and videos that depicted the sexual abuse of young children,” Parker said in a statement on the case Monday.
Anyone with further information on the case is asked to call APD at 786-8900.