September 2017 – The U.S. Department of Justice has cracked down again on child sexual exploitation. In the fourth iteration of Operation Broken Heart, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces arrested 1,012 suspected child predators from over 40 cities across America.
The task forces comprise more than 4,500 federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agents. Since their inception in 1998, ICAC Task Forces have investigated 705,963 complaints of child exploitation and arrested 75,688 individuals.
“Our greatest strength on this ever-changing battlefield is the partnerships we have with federal, state, and local agencies. Our combined efforts across jurisdictional, state, and even national boundaries make both the ICAC Task Force program and Operation Broken Heart effective,” Eileen Garry, acting administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, said.