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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Lafayette Police Arrest Suspect in Child Solicitation

For Immediate Release                                                                                      Contact: Lt. Matt Gard           

  June 18th, 2020                                                                                                   mjgard@lafayette.in.gov

                                                                                                                              (765) 807-1223


Lafayette Police Arrest Suspect in Child Exploitation

On Wednesday June 18th, 2020, the Lafayette Police Department arrested Scottie Anthrop (38) for Child Exploitation.  This investigation began after information was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding the distribution and possession of child pornography. 

Investigators from the Lafayette Police Department and the Tippecanoe County High Tech Crimes Unit took part in the investigation.  A search warrant was served in the 1900 block of Arlington Rd, leading to the arrest of Anthrop. 

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at 765-807-1200, or through the anonymous WeTIP Hotline at 800-78-CRIME. 

Lieutenant Matt Gard

Community Outreach & Crime Prevention



The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. 

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