It was under this umbrella that programs such as the Innocence Lost National Initiative and Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Teams were implemented to provide additional resources and response tools to combat the ever-present problems of child prostitution, child abduction, and child sex tourism.
In October 2012, the Crimes Against Children program and the Innocent Images National Initiative merged to form the Violent Crimes Against Children program in the Criminal Investigative Division.
After law enforcement discovers a person’s illegal online activity or identifies them as a possible online predator, they monitor the target’s online activity for months.
Once law enforcement determines that they have enough evidence to build a case, the may confiscate your computer for further investigation.
This offense may also result in a fine of up to ,000.
Investigation into these activities determined that adults were routinely using computers to transmit sexually explicit images to minors and, in some instances, to lure minors into engaging in illicit sexual activity.
Further investigation and discussions with experts, both within the FBI and in the private sector, revealed that the use of computer telecommunications was rapidly becoming one of the most prevalent techniques by which some sex offenders shared pornographic images of minors and identified and recruited children into sexually illicit relationships.
An attorney can help an accused person figure out their rights and options during a difficult time.
If Utah law enforcement has confiscated your computer, you must act now.