Mississippi receives over 500K to help fight internet crimes

Mississippi is on track to receive half a million dollars to help fight internet crimes against children.

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded just over $578,000 in Internet Crimes against Children Task Force funds to the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.

The task force will help state and local law enforcement fight sexual predators, child exploitation, and child obscenity and pornography cases. Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers Coordinator Lori Massey said, “What I want the public to know is if they think a child is being abused, whether it be sexual or physical abuse, pick up the phone and contact someone.”

The money will provide computer forensic specialists, prosecutors, law enforcement investigators, and support personnel with the necessary tools and training.

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