In nationwide raids, more than 2,300 child sex offenders have been arrested. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces in all 50 states conducted this arrests over a three month period. All sorts of crimes against children were targeted. The reason it took task forces in all the states is that it is not a federal crime unless it takes place on Federal property. That means that each State prosecutes the offenses that take place within that state. Under the law, child sexual abuse is often used as an umbrella term describing criminal and civil offenses in which an adult engages in sexual activity with a minor or exploits a minor for the purpose of sexual gratification. That would include porn.
As Written and Reported By Greg Normal for Fox News:
A raid carried out against suspected child sex offenders netted more than 2,300 arrests across the U.S., the Justice Department announced Wednesday, as it vowed to “strike back against these repugnant crimes.”
The three-month operation, dubbed “Broken Heart,” ended in May. It was conducted by Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces in all 50 states, comprising more than 4,500 law enforcement agencies at the federal, state, local and tribal levels.
“No child should ever have to endure sexual abuse,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “And yet in recent years, certain forms of modern technology have facilitated the spread of child pornography and created greater incentives for its production. We at the Department of Justice are determined to strike back against these repugnant crimes.”
The Justice Department said 195 of those arrested were involved with producing child pornography or have sexually abused children. The investigation also identified 383 children who had suffered abuse.
The raid targeted suspects who produced and distributed child pornography, engaged children online or in person for sexual purposes, and participated in……
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