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More Than 1,300 Suspected Child Predators Arrested During Operation Broken Heart

July 5, 2016

The Department of Justice has announced that the recently concluded Operation Broken Heart III led to the arrest of more than 1,300 suspected child predators. This operation was conducted during April and May 2016 by the OJJDP-funded Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces as a coordinated investigation to identify and arrest suspected child sexual predators. OJJDP launched the ICAC Task Force Program in 1998 to help federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative responses to individuals who use the Internet, online communication systems, or computer technology to exploit children.

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