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FBI, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Raids Bloomington Home
Updated March 10, 2016 6:59 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - The FBI and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force were at a home in the 3100 block of South Walnut Street Pike around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

FBI Special Agent Wendy Osborne confirmed officers were at the home, but said the "nature of the activity can't be disclosed at this time."

More than a dozen law enforcement vehicles were lined up outside of the home Wednesday morning with a large police van parked in the driveway.

According to the residents who do not wish to disclose their names at this time, officers were armed with a search warrant and search the home and wanted all of the family's electronics.

One man was questioned for a long period of time inside the white van.

Officials left the home around 10:30 a.m. without making any arrests. However police did take the families computers.

The Bloomington Police Department assisted in conducting the search.

According to The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (ICAC program) helps state and local law enforcement agencies develop an effective response to technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and Internet crimes against children. This help encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, and community education.

The program was developed in response to the increasing number of children and teenagers using the Internet, the proliferation of child sexual abuse images available electronically, and heightened online activity by predators seeking unsupervised contact with potential underage victims.

The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice.



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