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Data shows upswing in child exploitation cases

Homeland Security investigators who uncover child exploitation initiated more than 4,000 cases around the world in the 2019 budget year, resulting in thousands of arrests and the identification of more than 1,000 victims, according to new data obtained by The Associated Press. …

On Thursday, officials plan to unveil a new center based at ICE’s Washington headquarters tasked with alerting other countries when U.S. sex offenders are traveling there. The new center will include representatives from the U.S. Marshals office and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Full Article

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  1. td777

    Weren’t we told the registry would stop crime?

    • Agamemnon

      It’s not even the registry, it’s IML failing spectacularly, like we warned them it would.

  2. Agamemnon

    “Our solution to stop these new crimes is to keep warning countries of people who have stopped committing other crimes, even though it hasn’t been working”

  3. Anonymous

    Maybe laura ahearn should chime in here.

  4. Jack

    Doesn’t impede legal travel they say. Ha. Haha. That’ll go over well in court.

    • CR

      I don’t know how courts will react, or have reacted, but to say that it won’t impede legal travel is a bald-faced lie. It has, and it will continue to impede. We are not free to travel whenever we wish because we must give 21 day advance notice. Most countries turn us away because of the notifications.

      Why does the article make out like this is a new thing? This notification has been going on for years.

      I wonder how many of the “thousands of arrests” mentioned in the article involved registered people? They give one example, but they never disclose percentages. I bet less than 5% are registrants, given what the government’s own studies reveal about recidivism involving new sex crimes. But these click-bait articles never mention that.

      This is just theater.

    • Don’t tread on me

      It’s all happy horse shit. Liars liars LIARS!!!

  5. T

    Isn’t that the job of both the Interpol and the Angel watch? What are they basing the statistics on, are they using the child exploitation phenomenon to win support of other countries and no questions asked, where’s the critical thinking?

    • Fduli

      Angel Watch is under ICE.
      Citation: https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-authorized-create-angel-watch-center-expand-child-protection-efforts-following

      But what is interesting is that this is the second or third indication I’ve noticed in the media; that IML notifications and passport markings are now being extended to cover ALL registered sex offenders. Until recently, the general rule was that notifications and passport markings were done on a discretionary basis.

      Are we seeing a “real trend” in regards to this, or is this just a media misinterpretation of fact?

      • TS

        @Fduli

        To cover ALL people impacted by the registry, either Fed Law would need to be changed or the AG would need to update the directive (seen through a Fed Register entry) given we have seen both ways applied regardless of legality of the latter (which SCOTUS says is ok since Congress can delegate that).

        The media can leave out the words “covers all COVERED registrants” for the sake of sensationalism but leaves them vulnerable to looking less than credible in their lack of research when it comes to knowing what a “covered” person is. It takes a minute to find that definition through US Code using a WWW browser.

  6. David

    Angel Watch notifications to foreign countries are sent from USDOJ/Marshals Service and indicate ‘USMS National Sex Offender Targeting Center.” I know this because I read it directly from a green notification sent about me on a Fall 2018 Europe trip and which I received a copy of through a FOIA request to the USMS.
    (I strongly encourage any of you who are required to submit 21-day travel notice that upon your return to the United States, you submit a FOIA request to the USMS.)

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