76 Arrested in Multi-State Child Exploitation Sting Operation

76 people have been arrested in a multi-state sting operation that focused on capturing those who engage in the sexual exploitation of minors, especially infants and toddlers.

“While investigators regularly target the trading of all types of child pornography, in Operation Southern Impact II, investigators targeted those seeking out and distributing the most violent child pornography involving infants and toddlers,” the Georgia Bureau of Investigations said in a statement.

“The Commanders of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces in these states wanted to reinforce to those who exploit children that the ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) Task Forces will work together to make an impact in their respective states and the region as a whole.”

According to reports, the bust involved more than 200 law enforcement agencies and spanned eight southeastern states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Many of those arrested were charged with possession of child pornography or the distribution of child pornography, and some were charged with traveling with the intent to have sex with a minor.

The youngest taken into custody was 17 and the oldest was 73. Those arrested included a postal worker, a mechanic, a magician, a construction worker, a truck driver, a restaurant worker, an online tutor, a foster parent, a church daycare administrator and a church youth director. An undocumented immigrant who identifies as a traveling “pastor” was also taken into custody.

Nearly half—34—of those arrested were from Georgia. 13 children were identified or rescued in the operation. The investigation also led to information on those in other states—Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee—and the leads were passed on to task forces in those jurisdictions.

“During the operation, 136 search warrants were executed and 100 knock and talks were conducted in those eight states. During those search warrants and knock and talks, 736 digital devices were previewed and 1,255 digital devices were seized. Of those devices seized 235 were mobile phones,” the Daily Reflector reports.

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The sting, called Operation Southern Impact II, began four months ago, and concluded with two days of search warrants and arrests.

“Operation Southern Impact II highlights the types of investigations ICAC task force officers deal with on a daily basis. It is important to understand that people who prey on children walk among us everywhere. They are in our schools, our churches, and hidden in plain sight in all of our neighborhoods,” North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations Special Agent in Charge Alan Flora said in a statement.

“Many of them believe that they are operating anonymously on the internet, but I assure you they can be caught when adequate resources are committed to that cause,” he said. “The ICAC task force is relentless in our determination to expose and remove those who prey on our most vulnerable and precious citizens. We are fighting a battle that never ends, but we never quit.”

There are a reported 61 ICAC task forces nationwide, who conduct investigations on a daily basis. According to the Georgia ICAC, 350 people were arrested in the state last year for child exploitation, with 4,000 tips coming from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


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  • Amos Moses – He>i

    and the sad part is ….. this only scratches the surface ………….

  • Susan Perelka

    Abba Father, Hear the cry of Your people. Rise up and fight against the atrocities being committed against the innocent. Give victory to those individuals who are fighting for righteousness, who are attempting to set the oppressed free and to do justice. LORD, stop the wicked, let their own feet get caught in the traps they are setting against the innocent. Heal the broken souls of all those children who were tormented and abused. Father, bring them the good news of Your Grace. My heart breaks for the evil done towards them. LORD, take what they meant for harm and let good come about. I am weary with my groaning every day and the tears I have shed, of the things I see and hear about, unspeakable things, deeds of darkness. Father, let Your Light shine to expose their deeds. Free those who are being oppressed. Father, in Your mercy bring the gospel message to our enemies. LORD, if they come to You, You have the power to change them. Where they once fought for the kingdom of darkness, they can then fight for Your Kingdom, like the Apostle Paul. I ask this petition of You in the Name of my LORD and my Savior, Jesus Christ. AMEN

    • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

      Amen!

      • Parsram Dowlat

        Amen. Yess!!!!

    • LynnRH

      Amen.

  • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

    Very sad. It is Horrible enough to know what they do to teens and children. But to think they could do the same to infants and toddlers? What has Humanity become???????

    • YoikesAndAway

      It sickens me to the point where shopping for a cave is becoming a real alternative. If there was something each of us could do it would be one thing, but to even read the headlines is enough to make me vomit in absolute rage.

      • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

        Me too. And a cave sounds good.

  • james blue

    I set the same standards for conviction as i do for the death penalty -reserved only for cases where there can be no doubt whatsoever we have the guilty party, beyond reasonable doubt is not good enough.– Pedophiles and rapists should be castrated and I mean remove it all.

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      because they could never use a broom handle or a coke bottle or a pointed stick ………….

      • james blue

        Apparently you’ve put a lot of thought into this.

        • You are downright ignorant to say that about Amos.

    • They should all be executed.

      • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

        I think I agree with you. Even if they castrated them they could still hurt children. These people are sick. Simple castration will not stop them. These children will always remember what happened to them. This is one area I know all too well. It happened to me at the age of 13. It haunts me when I think of how many children or teens he hurt. He had a wife and 2 children.

        • I am sorry that you experienced that pain and horror. May God continue His blessings of comfort and healing for you.

          • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

            God is very good to me. He is good at healing us when come to him. I pray that these children will receive healing.

          • Amen.

        • Amos Moses – He>i

          Corrie Ten Boom Her testimony in her own words Full Length

          about 40 minutes …… please listen ………

          • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

            I read her book. But I will find her full length testimony. One thing about her testimony that really touch me the most is her forgiveness. Even after everything she was able to forgive.

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      Corrie Ten Boom Her testimony in her own words Full Length

      utube ………..

      • james blue

        What about it?

        • Amos Moses – He>i

          listen ….. learn ………..

          • james blue

            What about it? .

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            try pitching your tent towards the TRUTH of christianity …………. instead of Sodom ………..

          • james blue

            Do you have a point to make?

          • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

            Pray that he will.

      • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

        I read her book.Her testimony can make a person cry.

  • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    A record number of pedophiles have been caught since Trump took office, and he’s only just getting started.

  • Great job. They could look no further than Facebook to catch a herd of them.

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      All-Seeing Eye Of Sauron Unveiled At Facebook Headquarters
      March 20, 2018

      Facebook Reminds Users Its Terms Of Service Specifically Allow For Orwellian Social Engineering
      March 20, 2018

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    so when will they get around to the Clintons, the Podestas and other highly placed political pizza-gate people who are just as guilty if not more …………

  • If found guilty, every single one of these scumbags deserve the death penalty.

  • Gena B

    Unfortunately for every one they take off the street there may be two more to replace them. It’s not just horrible in the states, it’s bad in all countries. At least these people have been exposed and now their families and friends are made aware.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    what astounds me at this point ….is that all the self-described homosexuals and lesbians and other lgbtqrstuvwxyz a-theist supporters that inhabit this forum on a regular basis ……….. and their COMPLETE LACK of any disavowal of this behavior or any response to say that this mass investigation and arrest as being a good thing …. and yet if pedophilia is ever brought up in the context of the lgbt(and the rest of the depravity alphabet) it is immediately denounced as being hateful ……. and the crickets right now are making more noise than they are …………. except Jimmy Azul who wants to “castrate” them all …… as if rape requires a male appendage ………..

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Corrie Ten Boom Her testimony in her own words Full Length

    about 40 minutes …… please listen ………

    She forgave her Nazi torturer and rapist ………… as bad as all these things are ….. the victims can find healing in Christ Jesus …………..

  • Doug Olson

    Well, if this very, very, very terrible activity is happening in the South (Bible belt) then I dread to think of what is happening in the Pacific Northwest and California where the vast majority of people reject the LORD God and His Son, Jesus Christ!!

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Men Have Forgotten God” – The Templeton Address by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    More than half a century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of older people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.

    Since then I have spent well-nigh fifty years working on the history of our Revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous Revolution that swallowed up some sixty million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.

    What is more, the events of the Russian Revolution can only be understood now, at the end of the century, against the background of what has since occurred in the rest of the world. What emerges here is a process of universal significance. And if I were called upon to identify briefly the principal trait of the entire twentieth century, here too, I would be unable to find anything more precise and pithy than to repeat once again: Men have forgotten God.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    UK COURT HEARS OF PLOT TO RAPE, DISSOLVE IN ACID CHILDREN FOR PLEASURE OF UNNAMED ‘TOP POLITICIANS’ :SQ-I HAVE NO WORDS,TO DESCRIBE SUCH HEINOUS SET OF EVENTS-

    UK Court Hears of Plot To Rape, Dissolve in Acid Children – Breitbart
    www breitbart com/london/2018/02/14/plot-rape-diss

    Feb 14, 2018 … The 28-year-old, who appeared in court this week accused of
    plotting to kidnap, rape, and beat young girls, allegedly claimed that footage of the abuse …..

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    UN’s radical agenda pushes sex, LGBT education starting in kindergarten

    NEW YORK, March 20, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — The United Nations published new “comprehensive” sex-ed guidelines for schools, taking its cues from Planned Parenthood to help teachers instruct kindergarteners in LGBTQIA+ ideology and practice.

    The U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) revised and renamed its 2009 “Comprehensive Sexuality Education” (CSE) document, pushing contraceptive-based sex ed in what the New American calls “a full-blown assault on parental rights and traditional morality” that “could devastate a generation of young people.”

    Despite the objections of various member states, the “International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education” takes U.N. abortion promotion a step further, indoctrinating children in pro-abortion, pro-homosexuality, pro-transgenderism, and pro-fornication propaganda starting at age five.

    Critics say these sex-ed standards sexualize kindergarten children and advocate masturbation, abortion, gender confusion, homosexuality, homosexual parenting, contraception, and premarital sex.

    “Comprehensive Sexuality Education is a radical, graphic, sexual-rights, pleasure-based approach to sex education that promotes promiscuity, abortion, and diverse sexual practices and identities to young children,” Family Watch International president Sharon Slater said. “This is an all-out frontal assault on the health and innocence of the world’s children from some of the most powerful and well-funded institutions.”

    UNESCO’s ulterior motive in teaching the birds and the bees quickly becomes clear. The CSE confesses the view that “sexuality,” and therefore sex education, must include “gender identity” (transgenderism), “sexual orientation” (homosexuality), and “pleasure” (recreational sex acts). The guidelines extend into the “broader aspects of relationships and vulnerability,” including “gender and power inequalities,” “sexual orientation,” and “gender identity.”

    Stated objectives for five-year-old kindergarteners in the UNECSO dictate include:

    Along with memorizing the ABC song, little boys will be able to “describe” non-traditional families, such as lesbians raising a child, or two (or more) homosexual men as parents.

    Little girls will be able to “define gender and biological sex and describe how they are different.”

    Recognizing gender as a mere social construct, the tykes will verbally “reflect on how they feel about their (own) biological sex and gender.”

    Five-year-olds will “express respect” for homosexual parenting, conforming to the maxim, “All people should be able to love who they want.”

    Children will seek out “trusted adults” — other than their parents — to learn about “themselves, their feelings, and their bodies.”

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