The United States of America’s Department of Justice has just released some very staggering information on their website. In excess of 2,300 child molesters and child sex offenders were busted in just three short months by Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces.
The name of the bust was “Operation Broken Heart” and among the frighteningly high number of revolting arrests were 195 people who “either produced child pornography or committed child sexual abuse.” Another 383 children were found who had “suffered recent, ongoing, or historical sexual abuse or production of child pornography.”
The ICAC has 61 different task forces operating in all fifty states. There were “4,500 federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies” also involved in the noble endeavor. They looked into “more than 25,200 complaints of technology-facilitated crimes against children and delivered more than 3,700 presentations on Internet safety to over 390,000 youth and adults.”
The sheer volume is enough to cause any sane nation to wonder just how bad things have really gotten in America today. This was, after all, only from March, April, and May of 2018…three short months.
“No child should ever have to endure sexual abuse,” affirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “And yet, in recent years, certain forms of modern technology have facilitated the spread of child pornography and created greater incentives for its production. We at the Department of Justice are determined to strike back against these repugnant crimes.”
The A.G. added, “It is shocking and very sad that in this one operation, we have arrested more than 2,300 alleged child predators and investigated some 25,200 sexual abuse complaints. Any would-be criminal should be warned: this Department will remain relentless in hunting down those who victimize our children.”
The rest of the posting details what kind of person was targetted and total arrest numbers, but the grim facts of the case show that in the United States today, children are at risk of being sexually exploited at alarmingly high rates.
The high-profile cases, such as Jeffery Epstein, tend to get a lot of coverage. Whenever something tied to a former President like Bill Clinton is called the “Lolita Express,” certainly the media will be there with flashbulbs at the ready.
While such cases are important to note, the truth is that there are many cases of just everyday children getting abused and videotaped in ways that are nothing short of ominous and evil.
As Sessions said, there is no reason for this.
Thankfully, the DOJ has stopped a lot of this smut from reaching their vile clients. Here’s to the next bust which, it would seem, can not come soon enough.