US Cracks Down on Online Child Sex Offenders

Posted on June 11, 2019 12:32 pm
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Nearly 1,700 people have been arrested in the United States during a two-month federal operation into online child sex abuse, the Department of Justice said Tuesday.

Nicknamed “Broken Heart,” law enforcement investigated 18,500 “complaints of technology-facilitated crimes targeting children.”

The investigation targeted individuals who produced child pornography, enticed children for sexual reasons, trafficked children, and crossed state and international borders to sexually abuse children, according to the department,.

A press release said the investigation was conducted by 61 operations around the country, with the cooperation of over 4,500 law enforcement agencies in all 50 states. The investigation identified 308 alleged child sex abusers and child pornography

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