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.
Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and his staff
Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including James Kouril and Tim Brady
Paul Jagosh and Joel Teuber at the Fraternal Order of Police
Speaker of the House Scott Bedke
Sen. Chuck Winder
Sen. Patti Anne Lodge
Sen. Jim Rice
Sen. Curt McKenzie
Sen. Dean Mortimer
Rep. Darrell Bolz
Rep. Christy Perry
Rep. Lynn Luker
Read it here: http://www.kivitv.com/news/local/209427251.html
For more information on Alicia’s Law, please go to http://www.protect.org/aliciaslaw