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CCPD to get financial help with fight against online child predators

Posted at 11:14 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 00:14:39-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Corpus Christi Police Department is going to get some help fighting child predators online.

During Tuesday's city council meeting, members gave the okay for the department to accept a federal grant that will be used to help catch internet predators. CCPD's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program will receive just over $10,000.

The Task Force handles crimes dealing with child pornography and the solicitation of minors online. The money will be used on software to help catch criminals in the act.
"It's all technology. Most of it is software. License for that kind of forensic software can range anywhere from $1500 a year to $3700 a year. And that's per license. So they'll all have a copy of the software. It's expense, but it's necessary to do the work we do," explained Captain Donald Moore.

The grant is offered annually which means the police department can apply for it again next year.