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09/06/2012
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
John Wyss, aka "Bones," 55, of Monroe, Wis., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Maurice Hicks in the Western District of Louisiana. On May 17, Wyss was found guilty on three counts after trial, including: one count of engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, one count of conspiracy to advertise child pornography, and one count of conspiracy to distribute child pornography.
06/15/2014
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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The Child Exploitation Investigations Unit is a powerful tool in ICE's fight against the sexual exploitation of children, including the production, advertisement and distribution of child pornography and child sex tourism. The unit uses sophisticated investigative techniques to target violators who operate on the Internet, including the use of websites, email, chat rooms and file-sharing applications.

05/06/2015
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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HSI Seoul began engaging Korean law enforcement authorities in December 2006 to make the possession of child pornography a felony in Korea. By June 2013, the National Assembly of Korea passed such a bill. Around the same time, HSI Seoul contacted NCMEC to begin receiving investigative leads with a nexus to South Korea.
06/22/2011
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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Recently, two U.S. ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents were recognized for their work towards catching child predators at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC.
09/17/2015
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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In 12 years since the launch, ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has arrested more than 10,000 individuals for crimes against children, including the production and distribution of online child pornography, traveling overseas for sex with minors and sex trafficking of children.

06/23/2011
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
Matthew Andrew Carter, operator of Morning Star Center, a residential facility located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, that provided food and shelter to minors, was charged Thursday with sexually abusing minors in Haiti.
07/22/2015
Washington, DC
Operational
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The expanded center will provide ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with enhanced operational and training capabilities in order to meet the growing cyber mission of the agency and increasing workload of criminal cases with a cyber-nexus.
05/23/2012
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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This week, two special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) were honored for the work on Operation Delego - the significant criminal investigation that helped dismantle an online child exploitation network called Dreamboard.
10/16/2013
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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Acting DHS Secretary Rand Beers today joined ICE Acting Director John Sandweg, U.S. Special Operations Command Director of the Care Coalition Kevin McDonnell and National Association to Protect Children Executive Director Grier Weeks in a swearing in ceremony for 17 veterans as part of the inaugural class of HERO Corps.
09/09/2015
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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Lawrence Joynes, 56, of Dundalk, Maryland, sexually abused 14 children in kindergarten through second grade in his classroom at the New Hampshire Estates Elementary school in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he was a music teacher. In the 1990s, Joynes also sexually abused another child, who is now an adult.
10/13/2016
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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NCMEC honored HSI Special Agents Christopher Neville, Henry Cook and Eli Bupp for their race against the clock to stop the sexual abuse of five young girls who were being photographed and had their images posted online. The agents used advanced technology, extensive man hours, and clues found in the images of abuse to identify and locate the children hundreds of miles away. The children were rescued and the abuser arrested.

08/17/2017
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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At the request of ICE-HSI, INTERPOL Washington caused the issuance of an INTERPOL Blue Notice for the unidentified subject.  Blue Notices are published by INTERPOL, the International Criminal Police Organization, for the purpose of tracing, locating, and seeking information on persons of interest in criminal investigations.  They are disseminated to law enforcement officials in all 190 member countries of INTERPOL.

06/08/2012
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
One hundred and ninety individuals were arrested and 18 victims identified and rescued by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents during a month-long, nationwide operation targeting individuals who possessed, received, transported, distributed, advertised or produced images or videos of child pornography.
05/20/2015
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
David Alberto Canales, 47, pleaded guilty to these charges in August 2014 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Upon completion of his prison term, Canales will be removed from the United States.
11/07/2013
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
Between September 2012 and April 2013, Dustin Metz possessed child pornography on his personal computer at his residence in D.C.
12/18/2012
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) urgently needs the public's help to identify a suspected child pornography producer. The agency is seeking the arrest of an unidentified woman for producing child pornography and the rescue of a 4 to 5-year-old victim of sexual exploitation.
09/13/2019
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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The HERO Corps program recruits and trains wounded, ill, or injured active-duty service members, transitioning active-duty service members and military veterans for employment to support law enforcement in the areas of child exploitation investigations, child victim identification, traveling child sex offenders, and digital forensics. This program is a one-year internship, which includes a three-month initial training followed by a nine-month hands-on training in ICE field offices nationwide.

09/12/2013
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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'John Doe' was profiled on a new app launched by ICE Thursday. The unidentified man is featured at the top of the list of suspected child predators wanted by HSI.

08/16/2016
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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“From as early as I can remember, I had a drive to become a Special Agent. Although most kids change their childhood dream as they mature, my desire remained,” said SA Schultz, who studied criminal justice, Spanish, and legal studies to prepare herself for the job, including one year in Costa Rica to gain language skills she thought would be beneficial in law enforcement.
01/03/2013
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
One hundred twenty-three victims of child sexual exploitation were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents during an international operation aimed at rescuing victims and targeting individuals who own, trade and produce images of child pornography.
07/01/2015
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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Summer is here, which means warm weather, outdoor fun and, most importantly, no school for children nationwide.

10/27/2011
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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The Internet has made child exploitation a crime that knows no borders. That's why the Virtual Global Taskforce was formed. The taskforce is an alliance of international law enforcement agencies - with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) serving as the only American member - and private sector partners.
05/15/2013
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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The nationwide manhunt for a "John Doe" suspected child pornographer ended a little more than 24 hours after ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) issued a public appeal for information about his identity and whereabouts. John Doe was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a tip from the public was called in to the ICE tip line.
02/27/2013
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
Two new industry partners have joined the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), an international alliance of law enforcement and private sector agencies dedicated to combating online child sexual abuse.
08/03/2011
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
Three indictments and one complaint were unsealed on Wednesday charging 72 individuals with participating in an international criminal network dedicated to sexually abusing children, and producing and disseminating child pornography. These charges resulted from an extensive investigation led by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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