SALT LAKE CITY -- Funding from a children's foundation helped law enforcement agencies round up dozens of suspected child predators in Utah.
According to the Utah Attorney General's Office, tens of thousands of images and videos of child pornography were seized during a month-long internet child pornography crackdown called "Operation Frostbite."
Fourteen people were arrested and 25 others are still being investigated on suspicion of child sexual exploitation.
Officers with the Utah Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested 14 men in what they called "Operation Frostbite". Some of the men are suspected of making child pornography in their own homes.
ALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah attorney general's office says a monthlong child pornography investigation by an Internet crime task force has resulted in the arrest of 14 people.
January's "Operation Frostbite" was funded through a donation from Operation Kids, a national child protection organization.
Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says that in addition to the arrests, 25 other people were interviewed. Search warrants were served on six homes and for 10 computers.
SALT LAKE CITY — Law enforcement officials cracked down on Internet child pornography in January with 14 arrests.
Operation Frostbite was organized by the Utah Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to investigate and put behind bars several individuals accused of sexual exploitation of a minor or dealing harmful material of a minor.
Several alleged perpetrators were locating and downloading child pornography from their computers and laptops and actively manufacturing child pornography.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Utah Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force announced the arrests of 14 people suspected of child pornography crimes on Thursday. The month-long special operation by the ICAC was called 'Operation Frostbite.'
In October 2008, Walsh was awarded the Operation Kids 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to protecting children and to raising funds for the NCMEC.
Attorney General Mark Shurtleff received $200,000 from Operation Kids to help reduce the number of Internet predators in Utah.
Internet safety has been a topic of discussion at SUU since Barry Marshall, a sophomore physical education major from Cedar City, was arrested in connection with an incident involving soliciting sex from a minor over the Internet last month.
Operation Kids President Rick Larsen said the Utah Internet Crimes Against Children task force was selected for the donation after nearly one year of research.
The state's undercover efforts to protect children from online predators got a $200,000 boost Monday.
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff accepted the second part of a $250,000 donation from Operation Kids President Rick Larsen and chairman Dennis Webb.
Operation Kids Presents Donation for Internet Safety
Big Donation to Bring Bigger Busts Against Internet Predators
Operation Kids will make a major donation to fund undercover operations targeting child predators and child pornographers. Members of the ICAC Task Force will provide details of two previous large-scale operations.
Operation Kids will make a major donation to fund undercover operations targeting child predators and child pornographers on Monday, October 12. Members of the ICAC Task Force will provide details of two previous large-scale operations.