Media Fact Sheet


Date: February 10, 2023

Location: 200 W. Vine St. Roanoke, IN

Time: 1 pm

Suspect Arrested #1: William F. Edwards, 36 years of age

Preliminary Charges: Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography


On February 9, 2024, The Fort Wayne Police Department, a member of the Homeland Security Investigations taskforce, assisted by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Homeland Security investigations (HSI), and the Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce; executed a federal search warrant in the 200 block of W Vine St in Roanoke, IN. The warrant was in reference to a child exploitation investigation involving William F. Edwards 36, an EMS Captain for the Roanoke Fire department. William Edwards was arrested for violations of federal law regarding the possession and distribution of child pornography and is being prosecuted in the US district court for the Northern District of Indiana in Ft. Wayne.