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More Than 1,000 Suspected Child Predators Arrested During Operation Broken Heart


The Department of Justice has announced that the recently concluded Operation Broken Heart led to the arrest of more than 1,000 suspected child predators from more than 40 states. The OJJDP-funded Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces conducted this operation during April and May 2017 as a coordinated investigation to identify and arrest suspected child sexual predators. OJJDP launched the ICAC Task Force Program in 1998 to help federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative responses to individuals who use the Internet, online communication systems, or computer technology to exploit children.


  • Visit the ICAC Task Force website.
Date Created: July 3, 2017