The N.H. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, commanded byÂ Det. Corey MacDonald of the Portsmouth Police Department,Â recently appointed a Case Review Committee in an effortÂ to crack down on Internet child exploitation.Â
The committee, comprised of volunteers fromÂ state, local and county law enforcement agencies, as well as theÂ U.S.Â district attorney and the NHÂ attorney general, Â will provide policy guidance to the task force and make recommendations regarding prosecution and sentencing in state and federal cases.
In a press release, Commander MacDonald said he hopes the committee will help raise public awareness about Internet offenses and efforts to combat them. He said increased awareness should serve as a deterrent to such crimes.
In 2010, the N.H. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigated more than 180 cases involving the possession, manufacture or distribution of child sexual abuse images.