According to a press release issued by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office,
over twenty adults and one juvenile were charged and indicted in an investigation labeled, 'Operation Rise and Shine".
Over twenty law enforcement partners of the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force participated in the investigation into online child exploitation.
According the the release, Operation Rise and Shine targeted traders of child pornography across the State of Ohio with the aid of new technology.
Over thirty search warrants were executed on homes in nineteen communities throughout Cuyahoga County. Officers seized over 2,000 items of evidentiary value.
According to reports, the following law enforcement agencies assisted in Operation Rise and Shine:
Bay Village Police Department
Berea Police Department
Brecksville Police Department
Brooklyn Heights Police Department
Cleveland Metroparks Rangers
Cleveland Police Department
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office
Cuyahoga County Sherriff’s Office-Detective Bureau and Impact Unit
Euclid Police Department
Hardin County Sheriff’s Office
Lakewood Police Department
Lyndhurst Police Department
North Olmsted Police Department
Parma Police Department
Seven Hills Police Department
Shaker Heights Police Department
South Euclid Police Department
Strongsville Police Department
United States Postal Inspectors
Valley View Police Department
Village of Timberlake Police Department
If you, or someone you know, has been arrested or indicted as a part of this sweep and wants to defend against these serious allegations, please call the law offices of Friedman & Frey, LLC for a free initial consultation at 216-928-7700.
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