FBI, This Week: Violent Crimes Against Children International Task Force Expands


August 29, 2019

The FBI-led Violent Crimes Against Children International Task Force becomes more robust to counter the global and unceasing threat of the online sexual exploitation of children.


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Mollie Halpern: The FBI-led Violent Crimes Against Children International Task Force becomes more robust to counter the global and unceasing threat of the online sexual exploitation of children.

The task force is a select cadre of 53 international law enforcement experts representing 48 countries.

It was established in 2004 and is the largest task force of its kind.

Assistant Section Chief Brian Herrick ...

Brian Herrick: We've added a couple of new countries to our task force this year in emerging areas where the threat we're seeing is expanding—in countries in northern Africa and in places that we haven't had as robust of an Internet infrastructure before.

Halpern: Every year, the FBI invites about a dozen international task force members to the U.S. for a month of training.

Frank Rayner, of the Australian Federal Police, recently completed the program.

Frank Rayner: It really brings it home to us that it is a global problem, and it won’t be solvable unless we all work together. 

Halpern: With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau

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