Members of the Boston Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on March 2, 2021.

After an investigation by the Crimes Against Children Unit and the F.B.I. Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, Stephanie Lak, 36, of Roxbury was arrested on April 28, 2021 and charged with Possession of Child Pornography, and Distribution of Material of a Child in a Sex Act.

If you or your minor dependent(s) have been in contact with Stephanie Lak and think you may be a victim of the allegations in this case, please email and provide your name and best contact information to have a member of the investigative team contact you.

All identities of victims will be kept confidential. Identified victims may be eligible for certain services and rights under state and/or federal law.

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting