Operation Brokenheart II Leads to Arrests of Child Predators
SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - The Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force along with ICAC task forces around the country took part in “Operation Brokenheart II;” a nationwide effort to identify and arrest as many child predators as possible along with providing outreach and internet safety education. This effort took place during the months of April and May of 2015 and was a coordinated effort by law enforcement representing more than 3,000 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies nationally.
The Sacramento ICAC task force, which is part of the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes task force, arrested four people for child pornography during the two-month-long national operation. They also served 17 search warrants and presented internet safety education to over 250 adults and children.
The operation concentrated on offenders who possess, manufacture, and distribute child pornography as well as those engaging in online enticement of children for sexual purposes.
All participating task forces targeting internet crime compiled arrest statistics from the two-month-long operation and shared them with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in Washington, D.C.
To report internet crimes against children, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at www.missingkids.com/cybertipline or call the cyber tip line directly at (800) 843-5678.
Source: Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department