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Operation Perseus
Dallas

“Operation Perseus”

SYNOPSIS OF OPERATION

The Dallas Police Department North Texas Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, in partnership with Mesquite PD, Garland PD, and Grand Prairie PD, conducted Operation Perseus from August 28th through September 1st. The goal of this multi-agency operation was to leverage the resources of the North Texas ICAC Task Force to target individuals in the Dallas metropolitan area who use the Internet to sexually exploit children through online solicitation, child pornography, and Internet sex trafficking of minors. 

The Command Center for Operation Perseus was the Dallas Police Department’s ICAC Task Force office with twenty-two (22) participating local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. There were sixty-five (65) investigative personnel assigned to the operation to execute search warrants, file criminal cases, and arrest suspects.

The collaborative operation was a tremendous success which resulted in twenty-eight (28) arrests, execution of twenty-six (26) search warrants, two (2) pending arrests, and six (6) ongoing cases which are anticipated to result in arrests. 

The success of “Operation Perseus” serves as a clear message that the Internet is a hostile environment for those who are looking to harm or exploit children in the North Texas Region.   

Operational Accomplishments

26        Search Warrants Executed         

28        Arrests

  • 20 Possession of Child Pornography
  • 6 Prostitution/Trafficking of Minor
  • 1 Online Solicitation of a Minor
  • 1 Sexual Performance by a Child

   1        Victim Identified

Participating law enforcement agencies:

Dallas Police Department                                                 Lubbock Police Department

Dallas FBI                                                                        Fort Worth Police Department

Garland Police Department                                             Hood County District Attorney Office

Mesquite Police Department                                           Keller Police Department

Lancaster Police Department                                          Dallas ATF

Grand Prairie Police Department                                   Wylie Police Department

Irving Police Department                                                Collin County Sheriffs Office

United States Postal Inspection Service                        Seagoville Police Department

Texas Department of Public Safety                                Arlington Police Department

Cedar Hill Police Department                                         Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Mansfield Police Department                                         Desoto Police Department