Justice backs South Dakota’s fight against Internet child crimes

South Dakota’s Internet Crimes Against Children unit has received a $1 million Justice Department grant to help support local authorities’ investigations.

“We will continue to make sure our computer forensics investigators are highly trained and have the best hardware and software in their lab to do their jobs well, and we’ll keep providing our expertise, free of charge, to any law enforcement agency in South Dakota,” Gov. Bill Janklow said in a statement.

The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office will share in the grant, Janklow said.

So far, the state ICAC unit has opened more than 150 investigations, searched 91 computers and assisted in 18 arrests, the statement said.

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