“Operation 24/7” in New Jersey arrested 31 men suspected of sexually exploiting children online
According to the Office of Attorney General Gurbir Grewal (Gurbir Grewal), a statewide initiative aimed at addressing the surge in child predation in New Jersey, arrested 31 people in the three months to June.
United States Regional Working Group on Internet Crime Against Children Grewal’s office said that in the first six months of this year, they received 3,324 tips about potential online threats to children.This total includes data from National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
“This is 39% higher than the total number of 2,393 alerts for the entire year of 2019, and is expected to exceed the 6,130 alerts for the entire year of 2020, including the 10 months of the COVID pandemic,” Gruval’s office said on Wednesday.
This 31 arrested As part of “24/7 Action” Face all kinds of allegations, including According to the authorities, attempted human trafficking, attempted sexual assault, sharing of obscene material with minors, attempted theft by blackmail, and the production, distribution and possession of child sexual abuse materials.
The ages of these men ranged from 18 to 65 years old. Fourteen of them live in Burlington, Camden or Gloucester counties.
Gruval emphasized the arrest Ryan Olsen, 20, from Williamstown, Gloucester County, and Robert Reinhart, 52, from Telford, Pennsylvania.
Olsen was arrested by the New Jersey State Police on June 29. He allegedly offered prizes and money to underage girls who sent him pornographic material on social media as part of the “game.” The prosecutor said that a 15-year-old girl sent Olsen a sexually explicit video of herself, and his response was to send her a sexually explicit photo of herself.
Reinhart was arrested by the Gloucester County Attorney’s Office in West Deptford on April 1st. He was allegedly willing to pay $300 to have sex with a 14-year-old girl.
“During the investigation, Reinhardt allegedly communicated with the undercover detective of the adult sister who was disguised as a girl via text message,” Greval’s office said. “That girl doesn’t actually exist.”
According to a survey of child predators, Grewal encourages parents Supervise children’s online information and posts, and regularly check browser settings. Other best practices include avoiding applications and websites that allow users to remain anonymous and provide encryption, video chat, and file uploads. Parents should also pay attention to potential signs of abuse, including attempts to conceal online activity and depression, anxiety, and anger.
Grewal’s office urges children to avoid divulging personal information online and opposes Share inappropriate photos.