The FBI’s St. Louis division includes a Child Exploitation Task Force with law enforcement from 14 different agencies – making it the largest of its kind in America. Supervisory Special Agent Daniel Netemeyer tells Missourinet the task force members work full-time investigating children who are exploited through things like sex trafficking, pornography, sextortion and enticement.

“Over the past several years, we’re generally among the nation’s leaders in child recoveries, arrests and indictments across the board relating to crimes against children,” says Netemeyer.

The task force has recovered 20 exploited children so far this year.

“There’s never a better success story other than when you can return an abducted child or a missing child to a parent’s arms. That hits both the professional and personal aspect of it,” says Netemeyer. “To be able to do that is very rewarding.”

Written by Alisa Nelson

Full report at Missourinet News


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