GBI explain why child exploitation arrests are rising

DECATUR, Georgia (WDEF) – The GBI reports that once again, the number of arrests for child exploitation in Georgia.

It is a three year trend, and no accident.

Georgia officials credit the rise in arrests to work by their Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC) and the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

Here are the numbers:

2014 = 189 arrests
2015 = 201 arrests
2016 = 275 arrests

GBI Special Agent in Charge of the CEACC Unit Debbie Garner stated “These increased arrests illustrate the importance of the Task Force working together and show that individuals attempting to exploit children will not be tolerated.”

More than 200 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are part of the ICAC Task Force.

They work with local investigators to make cases involving online child victimization and child pornography.

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