Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Thursday that it had arrested over 3,700 accused child predators over the past fiscal year while rescuing over 1,000 victims.
A news release from the agency’s offices in Seattle explains that its Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) department initiated 4,224 child exploitation investigations, resulting in 3,771 criminal arrests and 1,066 rescued victims during fiscal year 2019, which ended in September.
Some of the cases listed in the release include:
A 44-year-old man sentenced to 270 years in federal prison “for the repeated sexual abuse, exploitation and torture of three young children.”
A 54-year-old man who “photographed and saved images of his molestation of minor victims between the ages of 13 and 16.”
A 36-year-old man given a 20-year sentence for child pornography charges.
A situation where HSI agents identified and rescued two victims of a registered sex offender, “one of which was his own infant daughter.”