This presentation follows two low-priority Cybertips through the investigations that led detectives to two predators who were sexually abusing multiple children and filming the abuse. Both cases led to federal indictments of the predators. The first case involves an offender who was sharing CSAM on Snapchat and was found to be producing videos of himself sexually assaulting multiple children. The second case involves a single file Cybertip from Dropbox that led to an all-hands-on-deck investigation to locate a sexual predator and prevent him from abusing anyone else. Once located he admitted to producing videos of himself sexually assaulting at least ten different girls under the age of ten for the purpose of trading and selling the content online. The presenters will discuss how attention to detail at various points of the investigations led them to the self-produced videos of sexual abuse. They will also discuss the cases in detail and offer tips on how investigators can be cognizant in their own investigations of small details that may lead to a hands-on sexual predator from a low-priority Cybertip.
Trust your investigative instincts
Understand the importance of evaluating all details related to a case
Understand the importance of CyberTips due to the nature of CSAM offenders and their likeliness to commit sexual abuse against children if given an opportunity