PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Attention child predators – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s revamped Child Predator Section is out to catch you.
“Just this year alone, this unit has made 107 arrests. That’s up from 19 in 2011,” Kane said at a press conference in Pittsburgh on Tuesday morning.
Kane showed off a new forensics lab on wheels with tools to catch child pornographers in western Pennsylvania.
“This truck makes sure we can arrest those people, not in six months, not in eight months the way it used to be, but now on the scene, within three to four hours, sometimes even half-an-hour. That is an incredible crime-fighting tool,” added the Attorney General.
The truck contains internet capabilities and hard drive analytics to determine whether somebody has viewed or exchanged child porn on their laptops, home PCs, or smart phones, along with a table & chair to record on-site interviews with alleged pornographers.
All this can link to the AG’s new Child Predator Section in the Manor Building, Downtown.
“Now we have specialized highly trained agents that every day sit on that computer and pose as a 7-year-old girl or a 12-year-old boy so they can catch these sick people.”
Kane says the section’s stepped up effort sends a message.
“We’re watching every sick person who does this to our children, and we’re going to make sure that we find you, and we’re going to make sure that you go to jail.”
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