Internet Crimes Against Children


60 Arrested in Texas Online Child Sex Crime Sting

Multiple law enforcement agencies came together for a three-month investigation called Operation Broken Heart, which resulted in 60 arrests and 152 charges across eight southeast Texas counties for numerous Internet crimes against children.

Billboard warning of the dangers of on-line sexual solicitation and predatores. (Photo by ANDREW HOLBROOKE/Corbis via Getty Images)

Three Texans Busted in Minor Sex Sting

Three Texas men are in a Waller County Jail after allegedly attempting to meet up with a minor for the purpose of having sex. The men were busted in an online solicitation sting where they thought they were chatting with a 14-year-old female.

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Texas Principal Charged with Soliciting Minor Online Allegedly Sexting Young Relative

Disturbing details emerged about the Texas middle school principal charged with soliciting a minor online. The principal purportedly texted sexually explicit messages to an 11-year-old female relative, a cousin, asking if he could sleep in her bed. He also reportedly asked if she wanted to learn what a man’s “thing” looked like.

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Saudi Child Porn Distributor Arrested near Canadian Border

A Saudi Arabian man who was previously convicted in the United States for distributing child pornography was arrested by Border Patrol Agents near the Canadian border. Agents from the Erie Border Patrol Station were called to assist officers from Immigration

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Texas Attorney General Cracks Down on Child Predators

The Office of the Texas Attorney General announced the arrest of the 200th online child predator under the AG’s Child Exploitation Unit. The arrests came as part of his crackdown on child predators.

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Texas Judge Declares State’s Online Sexual Solicitation of a Minor Law Unconstitutional

A Texas district court judge declared the state’s online sexual solicitation of a minor law unconstitutional on Wednesday afternoon. The judge ruled that the law violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution regarding freedom of speech. The state’s law prohibits using the internet or any other electronic communication to arrange a meeting with a minor for sexual relations.

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Is Your Teen Daughter a ‘Sextortion’ Victim?

The FBI is requesting the help of the public in finding 250 additional teen victims of an online sexual predator who was convicted last year for production of child pornography. He was later sentenced to more than 100 years in prison. The predator had an on-going “sextortion” scheme where he exploited nearly 350 teenage girls. Authorities have identified around 100 of the victims but need help in identifying nearly 250 more.

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17 Alleged Child Predators Busted Across Texas

The Texas attorney general’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) joined with the national ICAC task force in “Operation Broken Heart II.” The operation, which included federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of 17 alleged child predators.