INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN: Reporting, Investigating, Prosecuting

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INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN: Reporting, Investigating, Prosecuting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                               

Contact: Damien Willis                                                                                                 575-915-5954

June 19, 2017

LAS CRUCES – Third Judicial District Attorney Mark D’Antonio on Monday announced that prosecutors from the District Attorney’s Office will host a free, informational workshop on Internet Crimes Against Children.

The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, June 26, at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, and will be presented in cooperation with the New Mexico Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Las Cruces Police Department, Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department. The workshop is funded through a grant from the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department.

The District Attorney’s Office is inviting local school personnel and law enforcement officers to attend this workshop to learn about procedures and protocols for reporting, investigating and prosecuting Internet Crimes Against Children — including sexting, the “dark web,” and how social media and the Internet is used in the exploitation of children.

LCPD Officer Max Weir, who specializes in data recovery from cell phones and other electronic devices, will discuss current investigative techniques utilized by the department. Prosecutors from the District Attorney’s Office will explain the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the importance of reporting suspected exploitation, and the DA’s role in bringing these crimes to justice.

Attendees will also learn about future programs, prevention and training opportunities, and the ways in which working together can help create a safer environment for New Mexico’s youth.

For more information, contact Damien Willis with the District Attorney’s Office at 575-915-5954, or by email at dwillis@da.state.nm.us.