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Juvenile arrested in sexual exploitation case

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- A juvenile has been arrested by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office for especially aggravated sexually exploitation of a minor.

Joint efforts by Detective Brian Ashburn of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division, Deputy Rush of the Hamilton County School Resource Division and members of the Knoxville Police Department Internet Crimes ‘Against Children's Task Force have been working to send out a strong message that any person in possession of or distributing images of a minor or promoting a minor to produce such material that is of a sexual content or patently offensive under the Tennessee Criminal Statute, will be vigorously investigated and prosecuted.
 
A new releases issued by Janice Atkinson, Public Information Officer for the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office cites the growth of personal technology in the hands of juveniles and little or no supervision as a growing problem for law enforcement.  

"We ask anyone observing or suspecting sexual material involving a minor on the internet be reported immediately to your local law enforcement office or to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children," Atkinson said.

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