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OPERATION INTERNET ANGEL RESULTS IN CHILD PORNOGRAPHY ARRESTS ACROSS OREGON

October 28, 2011

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

Task Force INTERCEPT
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

Contact:

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