The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Kentucky is committed to the protection of our children. The Internet and other advances in technology have brought about new obstacles for parents, teachers, and law enforcement. These technologies can be used to gain access to our children in their homes, classrooms, libraries, and anywhere a child is using a cell phone. It is estimated that, at any given time, 50,000 predators are on the Internet actively seeking children.
Project Safe Childhood ("PSC") is a national law enforcement initiative announced by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2006. Through PSC, there has been increased cooperation and communication between local, state, and federal law enforcement as well as non-government organizations working together to combat computer-facilitated sex crimes against children. The United States Attorney has assigned two Assistant U.S. Attorneys to handle all child exploitation cases that may be prosecuted in the federal courts within the Western District of Kentucky. Specifically trained victim witness specialists work with the victims of these crimes.
Increased public awareness regarding Child Internet Safety is an integral part of this Office's Project Safe Childhood program. We are interested in providing information to the public by all available means. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, click the link below: http://www.projectsafechildhood.gov
The Kentucky Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is a major law enforcement component within our District dedicated on a full-time basis to identifying, rescuing and assisting sexually exploited child-victims. For more information, click on the link below: http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/kicactf/icactf_part_agencies.htm
CyberTipLine.com (1-800-THE-LOST) The 911 of the Internet, to report cybercrimes
MissingKids.com, official website for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).