Port Elgin Pumpkinfest Board President removed following charge of child luring

As a result of charges against Brad Scott, President of Port Elgin Pumpkinfest Board of Directors, for child exploitation/luring, he was immediately removed from his position.

According to the Board, following a joint Peel-Waterloo police investigation, “His actions are inexcusable and are strongly condemned.”

โ€œThese actions that Mr. Scott has been charged with do not represent the values of Port Elgin Pumpkinfest,โ€ said Dave Mensher, now serving as President of Pumpkinfest. โ€œUpon learning of these charges, our Board of Directors immediately removed Mr. Scott from his role.โ€

He was arrested and charged June 11th after Peel Region police Internet Child Exploitation Unit investigated a male communicating online for a sexual purpose with someone he believed to be less than 16 years of age.

Police ask anyone with information regarding Brad Scott, or any of his online personas (shown below) having online sexual interaction with anyone under the age of 18, to call the Internet Child Exploitation Unit at 905-453-2121 ext. 3490.

On-line personas:

  • madeincanada
  • John (with smiley face emoji beside the name)
  • John Snyde
  • MaverickKW79
  • Kwguy34@gmail.com

To remain anonymous call Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or at peelcrimestoppers.ca