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Langlade Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Joins WICAC Task Force

06 Aug News

The Langlade County Sheriff’s Office is the latest Northwoods law enforcement agency joining the Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Attorney General JB Van Hollen made that announcement yesterday. Van Hollen said he was pleased to see another group joining noting, “In 2007, we had slightly more than 20 local law enforcement agency affiliates.  We’re now close to 200.

That lead to the arrests of more than 130 suspects last year.

Sheriff William Greening said of his department joining, “This is a very valuable investigative tool in fighting crimes against children.  Being a part of this affiliation will give our office an excellent opportunity to investigate dangerous offenders in our area,”

By joining the Langlade County Sheriff’s Office will receive reimbursement for related expenses, training priority, investigative assistance and website recognition. They’ll join Lincoln, Oneida, Vilas, Taylor and Marathon Counties who were already members.

To help combat Internet crimes against children, Van Hollen has directed a 67% increase in the number of special agents assigned to the Task Force within the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).