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Senator files bill to help fund internet crime investigations | FOX59

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Investigators say they’re seeing more internet crimes against children and an increasing severity of them. Now one state lawmaker wants to make sure agencies get more funding to investigate these crimes.

“I think it’s becoming increasingly easy for offenders to come in contact online with increasingly younger and younger child victims,” said Captain Chuck Cohen with Indiana State Police.

Cohen said Indiana is seeing more child pornography, online child solicitation and online child sexual extortion each year.

“As an example we receive reports form the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and for the calendar year 2017 we received 2,291 reports,” he said.

Last year, it was 2,119, in 2015 it was 2,055 and in 2014 the number was 1,707 according to data Cohen provided.

He said the investigations often go beyond Indiana, require skilled investigators, are technically complex and more and more expensive.

“I am looking for a way to create a

Read more at: http://fox59.com/2018/01/11/senator-files-bill-to-help-fund-internet-crime-investigations/

Senator files bill to help fund internet crime investigations

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Investigators say they’re seeing more internet crimes against children and an increasing severity of them. Now one state lawmaker wants to make sure agencies get more funding to investigate these crimes.

“I think it’s becoming increasingly easy for offenders to come in contact online with increasingly younger and younger child victims,” ISP Captain Chuck Cohen said.

Cohen said Indiana is seeing more child pornography, online child solicitation and online child sexual extortion each year.

“As an example we receive reports form the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and for the calendar year 2017 we received 2,291 reports,” he said.

Last year, it was 2,119, in 2015 it was 2,055 and in 2014 the number was 1,707 according to data Cohen provided.

He said the investigations often go beyond Indiana, require skilled investigators, are technically complex and more and more expensive.

“I am looking for a way to create a fund that would

Read more at: http://fox59.com/2018/01/11/senator-files-bill-to-help-fund-internet-crime-investigations/

Missouri US Senator wins another Backpage battle, but war continues

The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution that allows all materials to be released from an online sex trafficking investigation of classified website Backpage.com. For two years, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, has led the charge in a bipartisan U.S. Senate Subcommittee investigation about the company. McCaskill says the resolution she sponsored will “untie the hands of law enforcement” in their efforts to fight sex trafficking.

“I will now be forwarding these documents to criminal prosecutors in Missouri and any attorneys general around the country that are doing civil actions to make sure they have all the information that we had and all the documents that show the involvement of Backpage,” says McCaskill.

Sen. Claire McCaskill

The Subcommittee found that the company knowingly enabled criminal sex trafficking of vulnerable women and young girls. It also says Backpage covered up evidence of these crimes in order

Read more at: http://www.missourinet.com/2017/08/07/missouri-u-s-senator-wins-another-backpage-battle-but-war-continues/