Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force made 61 arrests for online child exploration during 2018

Conroe, January 17 – During 2018, the Montgomery County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), which targets Internet based sexual predators, arrested 61 adults who were allegedly using the Internet for the sexual exploitation of children online.

Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon said, “Protecting the children of Montgomery County is always my top priority. The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is committed to keeping our children safe and we will continue to aggressively pursue those that seek to victimize our children through the Internet. This will continue to be reflected by the number of those arrested and charged in Montgomery County until the message is heard: We will not tolerate sexual exploitation of our children online in Montgomery County.”

During these undercover operations, those men arrested for the felony offense of Online Solicitation of a Minor, believed they were meeting up with a minor they had previously contacted online. The purpose of the meeting was to engage in sexual contact at predetermined locations.

Once the suspects arrived at the meeting location, they were arrested. During the course of these operations, some of the suspects were also charged with other felony offenses as well, if such evidence was discovered during the course of the investigation.

The ICAC Task Force consists of officers from the Conroe Police Department, all five of the Montgomery County Constable’s offices, Texas Department of Public Safety, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, and the Department of Homeland Security.

The Montgomery County ICAC Task Force asks that anyone with information concerning illegal conduct or other potential victims by these suspects or others to call the ICAC Tip Line at 936-760-6910.

 

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