Internet Crimes Against Children
In 1999, Delaware County formed the ICAC task force as one of 61 units operating across the country with the goal to protect the community against predators who use the Internet to victimize children. ICAC interacts regularly with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), providing assistance during investigations.
Led by Sergeant Jack Kelly, the Delaware County ICAC task force has three detectives and an analyst who investigate hundreds of tips. In addition to investigating and prosecuting crimes against children committed online, the ICAC Task Force Program strives to raise awareness of the potential dangers of the internet through educating children, parents, law enforcement officers, and professionals who work with children.
Anyone with information about criminal activity related to the possession or dissemination of images of child sexual assault is urged to call the Cyber Tip Line at 800-843-5678. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children hotline is also open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-THE-LOST.
For more information on Internet safety, visit www.onlinesafety.com.