OKLAHOMA CITY —
“If it appears a person is speaking with an English accent ... those are the type of leads that come to us,” Bennett said.
The Oklahoma girl in the case has received counseling and assistance, Steenson said.
“The key in all of these cases is to identify the victim and help that victim,” he said. “In addition to putting the bad guy away, that is what our goal is.”
ICE spokesman Carl Rusnok said child pornography is a subject few people want to discuss, but that everyone should be aware of it.
“It’s a type of investigation that’s going on at every agency, sadly there’s enough work to go around,” Rusnok said.
Steenson said the investigation, which included Homeland Security Investigations, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, was conducted under Homeland Security’s “Operation Predator,” an international program intended to help protect children from sexual abuse.
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