Operation Broken Heart IV NA17115rh

June 15, 2017

“Operation Broken Heart IV” Results in the Arrests of Hundreds of Child Predators

WHAT: News Conference Outlining the Operation WHEN: Friday, June 16, 2017 10 a.m.

WHERE: Jesse A. Brewer Jr. Park 3875 Bill Robinson Lane Los Angeles, CA 90037 (1 block east of Vermont Avenue and Exposition Boulevard) WHO: LAPD Captain Julian Melendez, Juvenile Division Commanding Officer HSI Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Jennifer Reyes LASD Chief Earl Shields, Detective Division LASD Captain Chris Marks, Human Trafficking Bureau Fontana Police Department, Detective Jeremy Hale California Department of Corrections Division of Adult Parole Operations Representatives

WHY: During the months of April and May 2017, Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) Task Forces across the nation, launched “Operation Broken Heart IV”. The Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC), operation resulted in the arrest of many child predators. Investigators will outline the operation and provide information as to their individual roles in the operation. There will be a mobile lab on display, which is maintained by ICAC- LAPD. It is used for on-site examination of digital devices use for the production, distribution and possession of child pornography.

CONTACT: For more information, please call LAPD Media Relations at (213) 486-5910.