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New mobile crime lab aims to help law enforcement catch child predators

Casey Torres
November 15, 2018 05:26 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas unveiled the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Mobile Crime Lab Thursday.

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The ICAC Task Force can examine thumb drives, cellphones, computers and any other storage devices to catch more child predators anywhere in New Mexico.

Balderas said the mobile unit will help agents conduct investigations in rural areas much faster than before.

“There are no more excuses. It’s time to deploy the best crime-fighting tools to all parents, all school teachers, all school administrators and all law enforcement throughout the state of New Mexico,” said Balderas.

In the back of the unit, there’s an interview room for suspects and victims. Balderas said its real purpose is to create a safe environment for vulnerable victims who are living in a dangerous environment.

The Legislature and grants helped with funding. It’s the only technology-based mobile crime lab. The ICAC Task Force has to cover the entire state.

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