MACON, Ga. — More than 80 people in Georgia have been arrested in connection with a nationwide operation that targeted suspected online child sex offenders.
On Tuesday, the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force announced the results of its participation in Operation ‘Broken Heart.’
A total of 1,700 suspected offenders were arrested between the months of April and May 2019 – and 81 were in Georgia.
Throughout Operation Broken Heart, 61 task forces across America investigated more than 18,500 complaints of crimes targeting children helped by technology.
They also gave more than 2,150 presentations on internet safety to 201,000 kids and adults.
The US Department of Justice says 308 of the 1,700 arrests are suspected of producing child porn or sexual abuse. Additionally, they found 357 kids who were victims of that abuse or were used in the child porn.