Today the Department of Justice announced that nearly 1,700 child predators were arrested in the two month duration of operation “Broken Heart”, resulting in 357 who were exploited being identified.
In total, the Internet Crimes Against Children “investigated more than 18,500 complaints of technology-facilitated crimes targeting children” between April and May, resulting in the nearly 1,700 arrests.
In the agency’s press release, Attorney General William Barr said that “The sexual abuse of children is repugnant, and it victimizes the most innocent and vulnerable of all,” and went on to say that “Over the span of just two months, our ICAC task forces investigated more than 18,000 complaints of internet-related abuse and helped arrest 1,700 alleged abusers.
“We must bring the full force of the law against sexual predators, and with the help of our Internet Crimes Against Children program, we will.” Barr added, “We are committed to bringing the defendants in these cases to justice and protecting every American child.”
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