Alicia Kozakiewicz and Protect join forces for Alicia’s Law in Idaho! Idaho Alicia’s Law establishes the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force fund. Idaho law enforcement has identified 5,000 computers trading in images of children being raped and exploited. We know that one in every three arrests in cases like these leads directly to a child waiting to be rescued.
Until yesterday, a small, dedicated cohort of four investigators had to deal with those 5,000 leads. But now, with the passage of Alicia’s Law, the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force will receive an additional $2 million in the next financial year, and an additional $1.6 million every year thereafter.
That means the investigative staff will grow from four to 15. And they’ll be able to add two forensic examiners, a prosecutor, and one administrative support person. Studies show us that this increase in staff — dedicated solely to the arrest of Idaho predators and the rescue of Idaho child-abuse victims — will translate to an additional 385 child rapists captured each year. The average offender has 14 victims, so those additional captures amount to 5,390 innocent children being rescued each year.
For more information on Alicia’s Law, please go to http://www.protect.org/aliciaslaw.