G.B.I. Tackles Child Pornography Offenders Across the State
Five months in the making, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, issued warrants across the state today to stop the distribution of child pornography over the internet.
36 law enforcement agencies have been working on what is being called “Operation Innocent Justice”.
The ICAC Task Force was created by the U.S. Department of Justice, to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in how to look for and deal with child pornography cases.
There have been more than 700 arrests in Georgia alone by the ICAC Task Force, since it was established in 2002.
“Unfortunately, it’s an ongoing process that’s going to be around a while, and until people stop sharing this child pornography, it’s something that we have to work on,” G.B.I. investigator Craig Rotter says.
The numbers for 2011 have been startling:
61 search warrants served
43 people arrested
25 computers viewed
104 computers and hard drives seized
793 digital media items seized
Looking at, distributing, or having child pornography is a federal crime. The G.B.I. warns, if you do any of these things, or anything else related to child pornography, you will be punished with federal charges.