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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.

RESOURCES

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.

 
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