Internet crimes against children
ABOUT THE UNIT
The Seattle Police Department is the lead Agency for the Washington State Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The task force is made up of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies working to identify, arrest and convict those individuals who victimize children by way of the Internet. Crimes investigated by the Unit include:
- Communication with a minor for immoral purposes
- Sexual exploitation of a minor
- Possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct
- Dealing in depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Reports concerning child exploitation can be made through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1.800.843.5678 or www.cybertipline.com
Answers to questions regarding internet safety can be found at www.netsmartz411.org
Incidents requiring immediate assistance or regarding exigent circumstances should be directed to 911.