The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

April 10, 2013

Erik Estrada to appear at abuse film screening


Associated Press

INDIANA —

Erik Estrada, who became famous in the TV cop drama "ChiPs", has been scheduled to appear at an Indiana church screening of a film that warns against child-sex predators on the Internet.

The Indiana Gazette says Estrada was set to appear Wednesday night's screening of "Finding Faith" at Hilltop Baptist Church in White Township. That's about 45 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Estrada portrays a sheriff who works to find a 14-year-old boy who is abducted after striking up an online friendship with someone the boy believes is also a teen.

Estrada is a celebrity spokesman for the Safe Surfin' Foundation, based in Bedford County, Va., which tries to raise awareness of web-based crimes against children. Liberty University helped the foundation make the film, which is being shown mostly at Baptist churches in a national tour.