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Montana sees major increase in online child exploitation tips


Last updated 7/29/2020 at 11:20am

Press release

HELENA — The Montana Department of Justice announced today that in the first six months of 2020, the state’s cyber tips related to internet crimes against children rose by nearly 70 percent compared to the same period last year. 

From January through June of 2019, 244 cyber tips were reported for Montana. This year, 412 cyber tips were reported in the first six months. The cyber tips are software-detected images and videos of child explicit material with known IP addresses.

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