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Project Safe Childhood

The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Tennessee is committed to the protection of our children from technology-facilitated crimes. It’s a three-pronged approach: investigation, prosecution and education.


The Memphis Child Exploitation Task Force (MCETF), based at the Memphis Field Office of the FBI, investigates internet crimes against children. Dedicated federal, state, and local law enforcement agents scour the internet to track down people who exploit minors through the production and exchange of child pornography and predators who look for children online. And while the Task Force is based in Memphis, investigators work in every county in the Western District.


Our office has several specially-trained prosecutors who work closely with investigators on every case of child exploitation. Furthermore, This integrated approach, with prosecutors involved from the very beginning, helps build strong cases and ensure justice is done.


To learn how to protect your family online, visit:

If you would like to schedule a presentation on internet safety for your group, please contact us at:
Request for U.S. Attorney Office Presentation at School or Event

For more information about Project Safe Childhood, click the links below:

If you notice suspicious online activity, report it to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at or call 800-843-5678.

Updated December 6, 2017

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