On Thursday, March 27, 2014 the Abbotsford Police Department’s Major Crime Unit arrested 31 year old Andrew Theodore Dennis in relation to an investigation of various sexual offences against a youth. Dennis has been charged with Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference, Invitation to Sexual Touching and Luring a Child. This investigation is historic in nature and due to the age of the victim, specific details cannot be shared for their protection.
It is alleged that Dennis befriended the victim via the internet and social networking sites prior to making contact in person. Dennis does not have a criminal record and had only a small number of contacts with police prior to his arrest.
The Abbotsford Police Department wants to remind parents that although social media has become a natural extension to our lives, it also can be used for harmful purposes as well. It is important to be aware of our children’s on-line activities and vigilant in our efforts to keep them safe.
Anyone with information concerning this investigation or about Andrew Dennis should call the APD at 604-859-5225 or text abbypd (222973).