Campaign aimed at child abuse prevention nets 86 arrests

By John Brannen - Web Editor
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HOUSTON - To mark Child Abuse Prevention Month, Crime Stoppers of Houston took a stand against offenders throughout April with a multi-agency effort.

Several law enforcement groups divided warrants across the Houston area to arrest convicted felons who had committed crimes against children. The campaign led to the arrest of 86 fugitives.

The sweep focused on crimes against children who were up to 18 years old, such as abandonment or endangerment of a child to super aggravated sexual assault of a child.

The agencies involved include Crime Stoppers, the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the Houston Police Department's Criminal Warrants Division, Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force and the Pasadena Police Department.

Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $5,000. Anyone with information that leads to an arrest or charges is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or through the Crime Stoppers website.

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