The Cybercrime section of the Office of the District Attorney is responsible for the investigation of crime committed online, with a focus on Internet Crimes Against Children.
As an affiliated agency of the Pennsylvania Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, detectives from the Office of the District Attorney proactively investigate the online trading of child pornography, child luring, and online child sexual exploitation.
Such investigations include monitoring online networks, social media sites, and other Internet sites for the trading of child pornography images and videos, as well as conducting undercover operations to discover child predators using the Internet to sexually exploit children. Detectives also receive and investigate tips submitted through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children when such tips involve incidents that have occurred in Monroe County.
Beyond initiating and conducting their own investigations, Detectives support local law enforcement efforts in combating online crime by lending investigative support to local police departments as needed.
Detectives specializing in Internet and Computer Crime have received extensive training in Internet Crimes Against Children, investigation of other types of online crime, and the forensic investigation and analysis of computer systems.
In addition to the criminal investigative duties of the Internet and Computer Crime Unit, detectives provide educational awareness presentations to the public on topics such as online safety for children.
To report a case of online child sexual exploitation, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST or by visiting http://www.missingkids.com.
If a child is in immediate danger, please call your local police department or dial 911.