Manhattan D.A. Joins Task Force to Combat Internet Crimes Against Children

The D.A.'s office will join New York City’s ICAC Task Force as an affiliate to the NYPD.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. (Getty)

A famous poet once stated that April is the cruelest month, but he probably didn’t even know that April is “National Child Abuse Prevention Month.” It’s kind of terrible that we as the human species need an entire month to remind each other not to hurt kids. But luckily, the Manhattan D.A. is coming to the rescue.

In order to fight against the proliferation of  violent and sexual crimes against children on the Internet, the Department of Justice has assembled a task force that will work to combat these crimes; today, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced that it will be joining the thousands of law enforcement officials on the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program.

According to the press release:

“We are proud to work with the NYPD and become members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, whose resources will enhance this Office’s ability to fight for justice for innocent victims,” said District Attorney Vance… New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said: “The Internet is an incredible resource, but it also can serve as a conduit for crime, none more vile than those crimes that target children. That’s why this task force is so important.”

Godspeed, all– you will probably need it if you have any intention of extending your crime search to the Deep Web.