Child exploitation protection program launched

By City News Service

U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy in San Diego on Monday applauded the announcement of the first-ever national strategy for child exploitation prevention.

As part of the overall strategy announced by Attorney General Eric Holder, the U.S. Marshals Service is launching a nationwide operation targeting the top 500 most dangerous, non-compliant sex offenders.

Additionally, the Department of Justice will create a national database to allow federal, state, tribal, local and international law enforcement partners to share information and conduct analysis on dangerous offenders and future threats and trends, Holder said.

Although meaningful progress has been made in protecting children and bringing a record number of offenders to justice in recent years, Holder said it is time for authorities to renew their commitment to the work.

Duffy, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, said her office will aggressive investigate and prosecute people who target children for sexual exploitation.

“Our prosecutors stand resolute in working with the District’s law enforcement partners to prevent children from becoming victims of crime,” she said.

As part of its public outreach efforts, the DOJ is re-launching ProjectSafeChildhood.gov, the Project Safe Childhood public Web site.

PSC is a department initiative launched in 2006 that aims to combat the proliferation of technology-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes against children.

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