MIAMI (CBS4) – The state’s latest tool to clamp down on child pornographers might not look like much from the outside — a plain-looking white van.
But investigators say the van has enhanced their operations by allowing them to put handcuffs on suspects much more quickly.
One morning in mid-January — after a pre-dawn planning session — investigators from the Internet Crimes Against Children, or ICAC, task force drove the van into a quiet, working class Margate neighborhood.
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Their target was a man suspected of downloading and sharing explicit images of “very young children under the age of 12 engaging in various sex acts” with adults and children, according to an arrest report.
The suspect, George Baram, emerged from his house wearing a shirt that read, “It’s your lucky day.” For Baram, it turned out to be anything but lucky.
As agents from the ICAC carried…
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