Investigating Internet child pornography and solicitation of children for sex became one duty of Pueblo's High-Technology Crimes Unit when the sheriff's office received grant monies for an investigator and equipment to begin doing these complex, high-tech investigations in 1998.
For nearly 20 years, the Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, which includes the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, the Colorado Springs Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, and other agencies around the state, has arrested more than 200 predators who go after young children on the Internet.
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office ICAC unit has developed a one-hour presentation to give to middle-school and high-school students, teachers, administrators, and parents. Sheriff's detectives will speak to the threat, planning our response, special cyber tools and technology, and other ways to protect children from harm in cyberspace. We will talk about the specific pattern of development of sexual exploitation online - from fantasy to gratification through pornography, voyeurism to contact, and finally face-to-face meetings that put our sons and daughters in great danger.
If you would like more information or to schedule a presentation, please call 719-583-6400.