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  Homeland Security and Child Pornography

HSI Boston special agents take down child predators

From the Director of ICE

A grim tale began to unfold in November 2010, when our Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents and Massachusetts State Police detectives arrested Robert Diduca in Boston, Mass., on child pornography production charges.

He was sentenced to 18 years in prison earlier this summer.

A forensic analysis of his computer led us to a Dutch national who was arrested and charged with production, distribution and possession of child pornography, as well as the sexual assault of 87 minors. From there, further investigation revealed a network of sexual offenders that spanned the globe. To date, more than 140 children have been rescued and 42 perpetrators have been arrested 12 in the United States and 30 in foreign countries.

Two special agents with HSI Boston led this investigation with significant cooperation from our attaché offices and law enforcement partners around the world. Special Agents Greg Squire and Pete Manning, now working with Special Agent Andy Kelleher, have gone above and beyond to ensure that the child predators are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The children abused in this case were often infants and very young children the youngest was 19 days old. It is a wrong among wrongs, and one we must combat with the full force of the law. We are literally defending the defenseless.

Unfortunately, this case isn't over. Each new predator we put behind bars leads us to yet another person attempting to exploit children. The message I have for them is a simple one. You are not safe. It may take us time and effort, you may be able to hide for a bit, but together with our law enforcement partners, we will investigate you, prosecute you and put you in jail. The border is no barrier. Your computer is no refuge.

John Morton
Director
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

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ICE is a 21st century law enforcement agency with broad responsibilities for a number of key homeland security priorities.

For more information, visit www.ICE.gov

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