Early this morning UPPD arrested Bruce Stanley Garner for taking illicit photographs of teenage and pre-teen girls on a Marple Newtown School District Bus. Garner was arrested at 6:15 this morning at his residence and arraigned a short time later. Garner was charged with 139 counts each of Invasion of Privacy, Unlawful Contact with a Minor, Criminal use of Communication Facility and Sexual Abuse of Children. In addition he was charged with Endangering the Welfare of Children and Possessing Instruments of Crime. Garner was remanded to the county prison after failing to post bail.
The investigation is on-going however there is no evidence at this time that suggests Garner had physical contact with any of the victims. Moving forward, we will continue to work closely the the Special Victims Unit of the Delaware County District Attorney's Office, the Delaware County Victim Assistance Center and school staff to make sure all of the victims needs are met. In addition, we will provide support to the victims and families and we will stand beside them throughout the process.
I am very pleased with the exceptional work by our lead investigator Detective Sergeant George Moore. Detective Sergeant Moore worked around the clock all week investigating and collaborating with the County CID and the DA's Office to bring this case to the point it is now. We will continue to follow-up on any new information and we go where ever the leads may take us.