Related News: Hartford PD: Sexual predator operation a success

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Hartford PD: Sexual predator operation a success.

One Wiregrass police department is taking to the internet to fight crime.

The Hartford Police Department is working along side Perverted Justice, a non profit organization, to catch online sex predators before they strike.

“Basically when they start talking or texting with someone on a website, and it turns sexually explicit or goes into the predator wanting to have sex or meet the child for sex, they will contact us,” said Lt. Tim Goad.

Source: WSFA

Related News: 245 arrested in U.S.-led child sex abuse operation

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled 245 arrested in U.S.-led child sex abuse operation.

Washington (CNN) — An international operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement aimed at child pornography and sexual abuse has resulted in the arrest of 245 suspects, officials announced Thursday. All but 23 of the suspects were apprehended in the United States.

The agency said that during the course of Operation Sunflower, law enforcement officers identified 123 victims of child exploitation and removed 44 of those children from their alleged abusers with whom they were living. The other cases involved victims who were exploited by people outside their homes or children who were harmed years ago and are now adults.

Source: CNN