The toughest job in law enforcement: Investigating online child sexual exploitation
The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) Program helps LE agencies develop an effective response to technology-facilitated child sexual abuse
Please be advised that this episode features a discussion of police investigations of child sexual exploitation and internet crimes against children.
Megan Kanka, Adam Walsh, Polly Klass, Jacob Wetterling – these are names you should know. They are children who were abducted, assaulted and murdered, even before the ubiquity of the internet and world wide web. There have been countless other children and youth who have become victims of sexual offenders and online predators via the internet. Are we doing enough to protect our children from the risks they face online?
The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC Program helps state and local law enforcement agencies develop an effective response to technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and internet crimes against children. This assistance encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, and community education.
On this episode of Policing Matters, host Jim Dudley speaks with a hero in the fight to track and bring sexual offender predators to justice, one of the toughest jobs in law enforcement. Michael Sewall has been an ICAC investigator for the past eight years with the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He helped revolutionize online undercover work through exploiting new avenues and personas that have resulted in hundreds of child enticement, child pornography and child sexual assault arrests both domestic and abroad.
- Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (ICAC program)
- Winnebago County Sheriffs Office holds training to fight internet crimes against children
- Winnebago Sheriff’s Office emerges as center for child abuse investigations
- How police can embrace the cloud to fight child sexual abuse
- FBI’s Innocent Images program marks 25 years of investigating online child exploitation
- How the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children battles child abuse and exploitation
- Fontana PD’s Internet Crimes Against Children team is one of the most aggressive units of its kind in the nation
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