Violent Crimes Against Children International Task Force Marks 10th Anniversary10/30/2014
Mollie Halpern: The FBI-led task force charged with investigating the world’s most dangerous networks of pedophiles using the Internet marks its 10th anniversary.
Paul Cha: We are trying to clean the Internet of child pornography.
Halpern: That was Supervisory Special Agent Paul Cha. The Violent Crimes Against Children International Task Force also serves to recover child victims.
Paul Cha: We are looking to save and rescue a child, doesn’t matter where they are. It’s a passion that is shared by every member of the task force.
Halpern: Some pedophiles use sophisticated online technology to try to evade law enforcement. That same technology is being used against them.
Cha: As far as the FBI’s concerned, chasing those images is one of the most effective and viable ways to identify ongoing abuse situations.
Halpern: Since its inception, more than 120 online child sexual exploitation investigators from about 40 countries have participated in the task force. For more information on this task force, visit www.fbi.gov. From FBI Headquarters, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau with FBI, This Week.