DALLAS, TX—The FBI Dallas Division’s Little one Exploitation Activity Drive and the North Texas Web Crimes Towards Youngsters Activity Drive announce the conclusion of Operation Janus, a month-long operation aimed on the rescue of youngsters throughout North Texas who’re the victims of on-line sexual exploitation.
Starting January 16, 2023, and persevering with by means of final Friday, February 10, 2023, regulation enforcement companies throughout North Texas introduced collectively extremely expert laptop crimes investigators to focus assets on the identification and rescue of youngsters in our communities who fall prey to the darkness of on-line predators. These investigators partnered collectively to dedicate their days and nights to in search of out baby victims and apprehending abusers who had been trafficking unlawful photographs and movies of youngsters compelled into sexual acts.
Operation Janus culminated within the rescue of 28 kids from on-line sexual abuse and over 80 legal costs had been filed towards 59 offenders that had been apprehended throughout this enforcement motion. Along with these arrests, investigators seized terabytes of information and digital gadgets that had been utilized through the fee of those crimes. They’re being examined forensically and should result in the investigation of different offenders.
“The FBI is dedicated to doing every little thing in our energy to guard probably the most harmless amongst us, our kids. We’re in a position to obtain this by means of our regulation enforcement partnerships on the federal, state, and native stage. We work collectively day-after-day to determine and apprehend on-line predators concentrating on kids. Operation Janus allowed us to collectively help one another by sharing assets and intelligence to catch predators within the act. It additionally allowed us to get better kids and shield them from additional hurt,” stated FBI Dallas Appearing Particular Agent in Cost James J. Dwyer.
“The innocence of youngsters should be protected in any respect prices. I’m pleased with the work we do to collectively deliver to justice those that search to hurt our kids by means of on-line means and for the rescue of those kids from future abuse as we work to deliver security, therapeutic, and justice to those victims and their households,” stated Ed Drain, Chief of the Plano Police Division.
Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia stated, “The folks charged on account of this operation preyed upon a few of our most weak, our kids. I applaud the dedication of those job pressure teams, together with members of the Dallas Police Division, to deliver these suspects to justice. We’ll by no means cease working to determine, find, and apprehend these predators to make our neighborhood safer for our kids.”
Operation Janus is a wonderful instance of federal, state, and native regulation enforcement companies working collectively to deliver to justice these predators who search to hurt our kids utilizing on-line sources. On account of these efforts, our communities are a safer place immediately.
The collaborating companies want to additionally thank the Nationwide Middle for Lacking and Exploited Youngsters and their devoted workforce of Analysts for his or her help in working tirelessly to assist cease the exploitation of youngsters on-line.
For added info, please contact the next:
- FBI Dallas Public Affairs Officer Melinda Urbina, (972) 559-5629
- Plano Police Division Public Info Officer Jennifer Chapman, (972) 941-2433
- Dallas Police Division Assistant Director – Public Info Officer Kristin Lowman, (214) 671-4065