The Bryan County Sheriff’s Department and the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have teamed up to identify and arrest child predators operating in the county.
Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith said each year millions of children fall prey to sexual predators, leaving them with permanent psychological, physical and emotional scars. The ICAC Task Force agencies will collaborate to investigate and arrest child pornographers, child sex tourists and facilitators, child molesters and online predators, he said.
“Protecting the children in our community is among the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department’s highest priorities,” Smith said.
The ICAC Task Force will allow member agencies to share information and resources, as well as bring their own unique authorities to apprehending those who hurt children.
Additionally, computer systems will be installed in some of the Sheriff’s Department’s patrol units, allowing deputies to remain on the streets for patrol functions and service to the public.