June 22, 2020

STATEMENT – ‘Targeting Child Predators Act’ Will Provide Another Way to Combat Child Exploitation

Washington, DC (June 22, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) offers its support for the Targeting Child Predators Act of 2020, co-sponsored by U.S. Sens. John Kennedy (R-La.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.). In suspected cases of child exploitation, the Act would enable law enforcement to get a subpoena to stop an Internet Service Provider from notifying a suspect that information has been requested about that person.

“Without the ‘Targeting Child Predators Act,’ countless child abusers will never be prosecuted,” said Patrick A. Trueman, president and CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. “This bill will allow law enforcement to investigate suspects without them being alerted – a crucial way to catch suspects of child exploitation – and even to rule suspects out if there is no evidence of wrongdoing. We commend Sens. Kennedy, Cornyn, and Cotton for their diligence in introducing this measure.”

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