Operation “Broken Heart” Nets Nearly 1,700 Arrests of Child Sex Predators

Today, the Office of Public Affairs within the Department of Justice released the results of a two month sting during April and May of 2019.

During that time, the Internet Crimes Against Children task force, which has a presence in each of the 50 states, handled more than 18,500 complaints of technology-facilitated crimes.

61 ICAC offices, consisting of 4,500 federal, state, local, and tribal officers, identified 308 offenders who either produced child pornography or committed child sexual abuse, and 357 children who suffered recent, ongoing or historical sexual abuse or were exploited in the production of child pornography.

“The sexual abuse of children is repugnant, and it victimizes the most innocent and vulnerable of all. 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. “

Attorney General William P. Barr

For more information on the ICAC task force, visit their website.