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98 child porn suspects identified in Ga. crackdown

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CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Search warrants were executed in 37 counties in Georgia on Wednesday as part of a three-month investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

The investigation called Operation Guarding Innocence was aimed at the distribution of child pornography over the Internet.  

It's the largest operation of its kind in Georgia conducted by the State's ICAC Task Force, according to the GBI.

It involved 50 teams representing 47 federal, state and local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies.  

In the investigation that ran from January to March, 98 suspects were identified as distributing child porn over the Internet and were targeted for search warrants in Wednesday's crackdown, according to the GBI. 

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