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Aug 11, 2014 04:00 PM

Director Comey Highlights FBI Efforts to Combat Crimes Against Children

Today, Director James Comey—in a keynote address at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center’s Crimes Against Children Conference—gave an overview of FBI operations and initiatives specifically designed ...

Director Comey Highlights FBI Efforts to Combat Crimes Against Children


Today, Director James Comey—in a keynote address at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center’s Crimes Against Children Conference—gave an overview of FBI operations and initiatives specifically designed to identify and arrest the perpetrators of crimes against children. He focused on the efforts of the Bureau’s Violent Crimes Against Children (VCAC) program, which works with our regional field offices to investigate sex trafficking, child exploitation on the Internet, child abductions, and child sex tourism. VCAC also oversees our Innocence Lost National Initiative, the Violent Crimes Against Children International Task Force, and our Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team.

But in addition to working with our law enforcement partners, Comey talked about the importance of community outreach and private sector partnerships. “Just as it takes a village to raise a child,” he said, “I believe it takes a village to protect a child.” And the FBI helps to do that by sending agents and victim specialists out to educate parents and children on the tactics used by predators and the risks of social networking sites. Comey also thanked Internet service providers, search engine operators, and social networking sites for their assistance to help identify and prosecute child predators and to help keep children safe online. And he highlighted the work of the FBI’s Office for Victim Assistance, which gives these young crime victims what they need most—food, clothing, shelter, medical attention, legal help, and counseling. “Taking these predators off the streets and offline is important,” he said, “but true justice must include those who have been victimized by crime.”

The annual Crimes Against Children Conference, co-hosted by the Dallas Police Department, is attended by thousands of professionals from around the nation who are involved in the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of crimes against children.

Aug 08, 2014 05:00 PM

Serial Killers, Part 7: The FBI and Jeffrey Dahmer

Our ongoing series examines the FBI’s role in the case of the notorious Jeffrey Dahmer.

Serial Killers, Part 7: The FBI and Jeffrey Dahmer


At about 11:30 on the night of July 22, 1991, Milwaukee Police Department patrol units saw a partially clothed man stumbling down the road near an apartment building on North 25th Street. A handcuff could be seen dangling from his wrist. The young man reported to police that he had been threatened with a knife inside that apartment building, prompting the officers to investigate. And the first report on the incident to FBI Headquarters indicated that the police arrested a man named Jeffrey Dahmer at his apartment, where they had discovered what could have been the set of a horror movie—numerous body parts belonging to multiple victims.

In serial murder cases, the FBI’s role is often that of providing forensic and other investigative support in an ongoing investigation. That was certainly the case with Dahmer.

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Aug 06, 2014 04:00 PM

FBI Returns Ancient Sculptures to Turkey

In a ceremony at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C. on August 5, 2014, the FBI returned to Turkish authorities 10 funerary sculptures stolen many years ago from the Republic of Turkey. The ...

FBI Returns Ancient Sculptures to Turkey


In a ceremony at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C. on August 5, 2014, the FBI returned to Turkish authorities 10 funerary sculptures stolen many years ago from the Republic of Turkey. Assistant Director John Boles, representing the FBI, handed the artifacts over to Serdar Kilic, Turkish Ambassador to the United States. The items, dating from the 1st to 3rd centuries A.D. from ancient Lydia in western Turkey, eventually made their way to a gallery in the U.S. but were formally returned after an investigation by the FBI’s New York Field Office.

Aug 05, 2014 04:00 PM

Violation of Public Trust: Corrupt Officials Jailed for Abusing Justice System

In the run-up to the 2012 primary elections in Mingo County, West Virginia, a group of officials adopted a campaign slogan to promote their political slate: Team Mingo. But the judge, sheriff, and ...

Violation of Public Trust: Corrupt Officials Jailed for Abusing Justice System

Gavel and Money on Scales of Justice

In the run-up to the 2012 primary elections in Mingo County, West Virginia, a group of officials adopted a campaign slogan to promote their political slate: Team Mingo. But the judge, sheriff, and county prosecuting attorney who were part of the alliance—among the most powerful men in the local judicial system—used their authority to serve their own interests rather than those of the citizens who elected them.

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Aug 04, 2014 07:00 AM

Latent Hit of the Year Award: Massachusetts Examiner Honored

Every year, our Criminal Justice Information Services Division gives its Latent Hit of the Year Award to latent print examiners and/or law enforcement officers who solve a major violent crime using ...

Latent Hit of the Year Award: Massachusetts Examiner Honored


Every year, our Criminal Justice Information Services Division gives its Latent Hit of the Year Award to latent print examiners and/or law enforcement officers who solve a major violent crime using the Bureau’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, or IAFIS.

This year, we honor Massachusetts State Police (MSP) Trooper Christopher Dolan, a latent print examiner in the MSP’s Crime Scene Services Section, for the role he played in identifying the killer in a 1983 cold case.

The FBI Latent Hit of the Year award was created in response to a request from the local and state law enforcement community for more details on major violent crime cases solved with the assistance of IAFIS. The award, which goes to an outstanding latent examiner or officer who worked the case, is presented annually at the International Association for Identification conference.

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Jul 30, 2014 11:00 AM

FBI Top Ten Fugitive Returned to U.S.

Top Ten Fugitive Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara was returned to Lake Charles, Louisiana, this morning following his surrender to authorities in Mexico. Guevara has been the subject of a manhunt since ...

FBI Top Ten Fugitive Returned to U.S.

Top Ten Fugitive Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara was returned to Lake Charles, Louisiana, this morning following his surrender to authorities in Mexico. Guevara has been the subject of a manhunt since 2008, when he allegedly murdered a 26-year-old woman in the presence of her 4-year-old stepson.

“This fugitive investigation and extradition could not have been possible without the tremendous cooperation and collaboration of federal, state, local, and international law enforcement partners,” stated Michael J. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge, FBI New Orleans.

Accompanied by FBI agents, Guevara arrived on U.S. soil yesterday and was transported to the local authorities in the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office for processing. He will now await arraignment on state charges.

Guevara was placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list on Monday, June 17, 2013. The list was established in 1950 and Guevara was the 499th addition. Of the 502 fugitives appearing on the list, 471 have been apprehended or located, 156 which were a result of citizen cooperation.

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Jul 29, 2014 02:45 PM

The Transnational Gang Threat, Part 4

The Central American Community Impact Exchange program (CACIE) recently conducted a training class for law enforcement and community leaders from six Central American countries and the U.S. aimed at ...

The Transnational Gang Threat, Part 4


The Central American Community Impact Exchange program (CACIE) recently conducted a training class for law enforcement and community leaders from six Central American countries and the U.S. aimed at exposing participants to community-based prevention programs that work so they might be implemented in other places. That deterrence approach—keeping young people from being recruited by gangs—is a fundamental goal of CACIE.

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Jul 25, 2014 12:35 PM

The Transnational Gang Threat, Part 3

Although not technically members of the Central American Community Impact Exchange program (CACIE), the four interpreters from our Language Services Section who recently took part in the two-week ...

The Transnational Gang Threat, Part 3


Although not technically members of the Central American Community Impact Exchange program (CACIE), the four interpreters from our Language Services Section who recently took part in the two-week session were instrumental to the group’s success, ensuring that the police officers, pastors, social workers, and community activists from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, and the U.S. were all on the same page.

A fundamental goal of CACIE is to facilitate an international coalition between law enforcement and communities to fight violent transnational gangs like MS-13 and 18th Street. The ability for partners from different countries to communicate—to share information and ideas—is central to that goal.

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Jul 22, 2014 06:00 PM

The Transnational Gang Threat, Part 2

Our series continues on the Central American Community Impact Exchange (CACIE) program, which aims to bring law enforcement and community groups together to develop programs that keep youths from ...

The Transnational Gang Threat, Part 2


Our series continues on the Central American Community Impact Exchange (CACIE) program, which aims to bring law enforcement and community groups together to develop programs that keep youths from being recruited by gangs. For that concept to work, the 22 CACIE participants from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, and the U.S must develop strong relationships so that when the two-week class is completed, lasting partnerships can be formed.

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Jul 18, 2014 05:00 PM

The Transnational Gang Threat, Part 1

FBI.gov recently accompanied a group of 22 community leaders and law enforcement officers from the U.S. and six Central American countries as they took part in CACIE—the Central American Community ...

The Transnational Gang Threat, Part 1


FBI.gov recently accompanied a group of 22 community leaders and law enforcement officers from the U.S. and six Central American countries as they took part in CACIE—the Central American Community Impact Exchange program—an innovative training program whose mission is to deter young people from joining violent transnational gangs. During the program, participants spent time in Washington, D.C.; at the FBI’s training facility in Quantico, Virgina; in Durham, North Carolina; and in Guatemala.

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