Child Porn Bust: 18 Children Saved, 190 Predators Arrested, US Feds Say
Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 09/06/2012 14:14
A joint effort by two federal agencies netted a massive number of alleged child predators.
A reported 190 sexual predators were captured and 18 children were saved in the month-long operation, according to a Homeland Security news release sent to The Huffington Post.
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents worked together on the operation, which was aimed at finding individuals who possessed, received, transported, distributed, advertised or produced images or videos of child pornography, the release said.
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Federal agents targeting child predators arrested 190 suspects in an operation during the month of May that reached across the United States and into four foreign countries, government officials said on Thursday.
Those arrested possessed, distributed or produced photographs or videos of child pornography. Some of the suspects had sexually assaulted minors or engaged in "illegal sexual enticement," according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which conducted "Operation Orion."
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Eighteen victims of child pornography were rescued during a nationwide sweep by federal law enforcement agencies, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Friday.
The sweep, dubbed Operation Orion, resulted in the arrests of 190 individuals. Most of them were in the U.S., but some were in Argentina, the Philippines, Spain and the United Kingdom, ICE said in a news release. The operation took place from May 1 to May 31.