Internet Crimes Against Children
As new technologies develop, law enforcement officers strive to keep up. The success of television shows such as "To Catch a Predator" have proven the efficiency in which these sting operations result in arrests for sexually motivated crimes against children. False allegations do occur, particularly when a guilty person may attempt to use another person's computer or identity to commit the crimes.
Internet Crimes Against Children under Nevada Law
Contact Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Joel Mann to discuss the prosecution of internet crimes against children throughout Clark County and the State of Nevada. Any criminal offense related to a crime against a child usually involves a severe punishment including life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Different Types of internet Crimes Against Children
In the arena of crimes against children in the State of Nevada, online predators use anonymity to commit crimes against children including:
- sexual assault;
- statutory sexual seduction or statutory rape;
- open and gross lewdness;
- lewdness with a minor;
- luring children with computer and internet technology;
- manufacture, distribution or possession of child pornography;
- interstate transmission of child pornography; and
- interstate travel for the purpose of sex with a minor.
Las Vegas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force - The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has created the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) with four full-time detectives which investigate sexually related crimes involving a computer and a minor or child. The ICAC in Las Vegas, Clark County, NV, was created as a subdivision of the Sexual Abuse and Assault Section of the Crimes Against Youth and Family (CAYF) Investigative Services Division Bureau. The ICAC uses undercover sting operations to catch individuals using the Internet and computers to sexually exploit children.