October 28, 2011
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A multi-agency child pornography investigation dubbed Operation Internet Angel resulted in 15 arrests across Oregon during a two-week span.

“Every child pornography image and video file is evidence of the sexual abuse of a child. The people who possess and trade child pornography encourage the exploitation and abuse of children by creating a market for it,” said Attorney General Kroger. “I want to thank all the law enforcement partners who participated in this critical operation.”

The effort was coordinated by the Oregon Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force to combat online child exploitation. ICAC worked closely with law enforcement agencies and district attorney’s offices throughout the state to conduct investigations and disrupt and dismantle child predators and their networks.

The coordinated, two-week raid was conducted to take advantage strong agency cooperation and also to highlight the fact that child pornography is a major problem throughout the state.

During a two week period from October 16 through October 28, 2011 Operation Internet Angel produced the following results:

  • 15 arrests
  • 30 search warrants served
  • 49 investigations
  • 87 computers seized
  • 35 suspects
  • 99 external hard drives seized
  • 1 rescued children
  • 6 sex offenders contacted

Arrests were reported by the Southern Oregon High Tech Crimes Unit, Task Force INTERCEPT, Portland Police Bureau Innocent Images Task Force, Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Monmouth Police Department and the Corvallis Police Department.

Agencies involved in Operation Internet Angel:

Oregon ICAC 

Oregon Department of Justice


Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

Washington County Sheriff’s Office

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)

Southern Oregon High Tech Crimes Unit

Central Point Police Department

Medford Police Department

Ashland Police Department

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

Grants Pass Department of Public Safety

Klamath Falls Police Department

Josephine County Sheriff’s Office

Jackson County District Attorney’s Office

Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)

Local affiliate agencies

Corvallis Police Department

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office

Forest Grove Police Department

Hermiston Police Department

Hood River County Sheriff’s Office

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

Keizer Police Department

Lane County Sheriff’s Office

Linn County Sheriff’s Office

Marion County Sheriff’s Office

Monmouth Police Department

Newberg-Dundee Police Department

Oregon City Police Departments

Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Portland Police Bureau

Rainier Police Department

Salem Police Department

Sherwood Police Department

Woodburn Police Department

District Attorney’s Office

Benton County District Attorney’s Office

Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office

Columbia County District Attorney’s Office

Jackson County District Attorney’s Office

Josephine County District Attorney’s Office

Klamath County District Attorney’s Office

Lane County District Attorney’s Office

Linn County District Attorney’s Office

Marion County District Attorney’s Office

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

Polk County District Attorney’s Office

Washington County District Attorney’s Office

Yamhill County District Attorney’s Office

Federal agencies

Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)

Portland Police Bureau/FBI Innocent Images Task Force

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)

United States Attorney for the District of Oregon


Tony Green, (503) 378-6002 tony.green@doj.state.or.us |