Operation Broken Heart 2018

As part of the annual Broken Heart campaign, the Washington Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force  made a concentrated effort to disrupt peer to peer (P2P) distribution of child pornography. These are some of the most complex cases to investigate and require a significant amount of time, training, and expertise. The below data is a testament to the relentless effort of ICAC investigators to dampen predatory behavior targeting our youngest victims. It is also a stark reminder of the prevalence of child pornography and child sexual abuse. If you have any information about child abuse, please act now by calling 911, or filing a cybertip with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The following crime data captures the work of our ICAC Task Force during a three-month time period, from March through May.

WASHINGTON ICAC TASK FORCE

  • Number of investigations – 236
  • Number of search warrants executed – 228
  • Number of arrests – 87
  • Number of cases submitted for Federal prosecution – 25
  • Number of community outreach presentations – 67
  • Number of persons involved in presentations (i.e. attending) – 3853
  • Number of contact offenders (including producers of child pornography) – 4
  • Number of children suffering abuse identified, as defined below – 14
  • The number of P2P investigations – 51

WASHINGTON ICAC TASK FORCE P2P CASES

  • Number of Investigations – 51
  • Number of Search Warrants executed – 47
  • Number of Arrests – 47
  • Number of Cases submitted for Federal Prosecution – 9
  • Number of Cases accepted for Federal Prosecution – 8
  • Number of Cases submitted for State Prosecution – 38
  • Number of Cases accepted for State Prosecution – 38

SEATTLE PD ICAC STATS

  • Number of investigations – 192
  • Number of search warrants executed – 152
  • Number of arrests – 24
  • Number of cases submitted for Federal prosecution – 10
  • Number of cases accepted for Federal prosecution – 5
  • Number of community outreach presentations – 17
  • Number of persons involved in presentations (i.e. attending) – 2706
  • Number of contact offenders (including producers of child pornography) – 4
  • Number of children suffering abuse identified – 14
  • The number of P2P investigations – 21

SEATTLE PD ICAC P2P CASES

  • Number of Investigations – 25
  • Number of Search Warrants executed – 25
  • Number of Arrests – 21
  • Number of Cases submitted for Federal Prosecution – 4
  • Number of Cases accepted for Federal Prosecution – 4
  • Number of Cases submitted for State Prosecution – 17
  • Number of Cases accepted for State Prosecution – 17