In 2000, the Crimes Against Children program was formed by our Violent Crimes Section—part of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division.
It was under this umbrella that programs such as the Innocence Lost National Initiative and Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Teams were implemented to provide additional resources and response tools to combat the ever-present problems of child prostitution, child abduction, and child sex tourism.
Some CST offenders, usually novices to the commercial sex trade, plan their travel through U.
The program continues the efforts of both former iterations, providing centralized coordination and analysis of case information that is national and international in scope, requiring close cooperation not only among FBI field offices and legal attachés but also with state, local, and international governments."The AFP works closely with a wide network of international and Australian partners to keep prohibited materials off the internet," Deputy Commissioner Phelan said."All appropriate measures are taken to ensure that law enforcement authorities are in a better position to stop the exploitation of children and child sex crimes, and this Mo U is yet another example of that shared commitment." ACMA Deputy Chair, Richard Bean emphasised the success of the relationship.The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) have signed a new agreement to help combat the flow of child abuse materials on the internet.The AFP and ACMA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (Mo U) to promote greater efficiency in identifying and removing websites containing illegal child exploitation images and helping to remove offenders from the community.