DOJ Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS)
Created in 1987 to address child pornography, child sexual abuse, and international parental kidnapping, their mission is to protect the welfare of children by enforcing federal criminal statutes relating to the exploitation of children. Their High Technology Investigative Unit computer forensic specialists help DOJ attorneys investigate defendants in 94 US Attorneys Offices.
DOJ's Project Safe Childhood
Project Safe Childhood is a unified and comprehensive strategy to combat child exploitation, initiated in 2006, combining law enforcement efforts, community action, and public awareness. The goal of this project is to reduce the incidence of sexual exploitation of children. In FY 2009, 2,315 indictments were filed against 2,437 people.
FBI Operation Cross Country I - X
ILNI Task Forces share intelligence concerning pimps, juveniles used in prostitution, and criminal enterprises. Operation Cross Country is the "round-up" of subjects. In October 2016, Operation Cross Country X occurred across the US, with the recovery of 82 sexually exploited juveniles and the arrests of 239 piomps and sex traffickers. This operation involved more than 400 law enforcement agencies.