Reading something like this makes me proud to live in Georgia. By midnight 40 (or more) true criminals will be behind bars some where in this state.Statewide child-porn network being busted
Federal, state, local officials say 40 warrants will be served by end of Tuesday
Officers and agents from 19 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies swept across Georgia on Tuesday, seizing computers and arresting members of an internet child pornography network.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman John Bankhead said 40 search warrants will have been served by the end of the day Tuesday. By noon, 10 people had been arrested and more arrests were expected as officers from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force seized the computers that linked the network.The operation known as “Operation Shattered Innocence” included 17 local agencies from all regions in the state — Cherokee and Cobb counties in the north, Lowndes and Dougherty counties in the south, Carrollton and Columbus in the west and Chatham and Richmond Counties in the east.
Other metro law enforcement officers involved were from county and city agencies within DeKalb, Rockdale, Forsyth and Gwinnett counties as well as federal officers and the Georgia Attorney General’s Office.
The U.S. Department of Justice created the 98-agency task force but it is run by the GBI to address the increasing number of children and teenagers using the Internet, the proliferation of child pornography, and the heightened online activity by predators searching for underage victims.