A new task force targeting Internet Crimes Against Children has announced it has busted over 2,300 online pedophiles according to a Justice Department on Tuesday.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the recent arrests are part of an ongoing campaign to end child trafficking and sex slavery nationwide, adding that targeting elite pedophile predators is now their top priority. “No child should ever have to endure sexual abuse,” Sessions said. “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. 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.”