CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason, Chair of the Ohio ICAC Task Force, unveiled the newest tool to battle Internet predators, a state of the art mobile forensic lab.
The ICAC forensic lab is the first of its kind in the State of Ohio.
The Mobile Investigations Vehicle will aid in the investigation of online sexual predators, and child pornography trading and downloading.
The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (ICAC program) helps state and local law enforcement agencies develop an effective response to cyber enticement and child pornography cases. This help encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, and community education.
The program was developed in response to the increasing number of children and teenagers using the Internet, the proliferation of child pornography, and heightened online activity by predators seeking unsupervised contact with potential underage victims.
Since the ICAC program’s inception in 1998, more than 338,000 law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and other professionals have been trained in the United States and in 17 countries on techniques to investigative and prosecute ICAC related cases and ICAC Task Forces have reviewed more than 280,000 complaints of alleged child sexual victimization resulting in the arrest of more than 30,000 individuals.
Posted: Aug 28, 2012 12:57 PM EDTUpdated: Aug 28, 2012 2:14 PM EDT