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Child sex probe nets hundreds of arrests, rescues

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William Craig Noonan, registered sex offender, was arrested in November. William Craig Noonan, registered sex offender, was arrested in November.
Law enforcement officials say this couple is guilty of sex with an underage girl. Law enforcement officials say this couple is guilty of sex with an underage girl.

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says more than 200 adults have been arrested in a five-week, international investigation of child pornography.

ICE Director John Morton says 123 child victims were identified in the investigation, which ended in early December. It found 110 victims in 19 U.S. states. The others were living in six countries.

Two of the young victims were in Dallas, according to ICE news releases.

Morton says the investigation is part of the agency's effort to find and rescue victims, and arrest abusers and people who make or transmit child pornography.

Two unidentified adults have also been charged in Los Angeles with molesting a girl who appeared in online photos to be about 13 when she was abused. The man and woman are charged as "Jane Doe" and "John Doe."

In addition, a 38-year-old Houston man was arrested in November for production, possession and distribution of child pornography.

ICE says William C. Noonan was engaged in child pornography with victims ages 5 to 7. A search revealed more than 230 images, with nearly 50 of them leading to the identity of the rescued Dallas children.

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