Operation Avalanche was a major U.S. investigation of child pornography on the internet. Launched in 1999, it was made public in early August 2001 when over one hundred arrests were made. So many computers were confiscated during the raids that a backlog was created leading to a series of additional arrests over the next several years as more and more names of suspects were revealed. Followed in the United Kingdom by Operation Ore.
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More than merely another successfully prosecuted case, OperationAvalanche stands as a model of federal, state and local cooperation in the investigation, prosecution and most importantly prevention of the sexual exploitation of children.
These offenders leverage the technology and anonymity of the internet to trade and produce childpornography, explore their sexual interest in children, and to identify youth susceptible to manipulation and exploitation.
Today, we are announcing the results of OperationAvalanche -- a first of its kind initiative involving unprecedented cooperation between local, state and federal law enforcement.
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