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About Ohio ICAC

  

In response to increasing Internet dangers, former Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason applied for specialized grant funding from the United States Department of Justice in 1999 to launch the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The task force is an alliance of city, county, state and federal law enforcement authorities dedicated to the apprehension and prosecution of Internet child predators and child pornographers and to the education of parents and children about Internet safety.

Ohio ICAC began in northeast Ohio, and its rapid success resulted in a request from the U.S. Department of Justice to expand its efforts statewide. Currently, the task force is comprised of over 330 partner law enforcement agencies, including the offices of county sheriffs and county prosecutors, as well as local police departments, the FBI, and the United States Attorney’s offices for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.

Now chaired by Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty, Ohio ICAC continues to focus its efforts and resources on their mission by successfully battling the ever evolving dangers associated with chat rooms, social media, file sharing and mobile apps, all which are growing rapidly in popularity with today’s children.

For more information on Ohio ICAC Partners, including how to join the Task Force, please call (440) 886-5284.