He plead guilty and was sentenced to serve 48 months in a juvenile facility.
The girl, meanwhile, is safe and living with her family in the small Kansas town.“Operation Sunflower”, as it became known, was the first case ICE’s Victim Identification Unit undertook as part of Operation Predator, which in 2014 alone was responsible for making possible the arrests of more than 2,300 child predators and the rescues of more than 1,000 victims.
Denmark is a member of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement agencies who work together to detect online sexual abuse and rescue victims.
Even with the sophisticated imaging technology available at HSI’s Cyber Crimes Center, agents could not clear up the other numbers.
Agent Cole made the only decision left available to him: get to Kansas and find the stretch of highway that matched the photo.
Hordes of people sporting backpacks in New York City are not an uncommon sight, especially along Broadway in Manhattan’s theatre district. But on December 22, 2012, eight of those backpacks weren’t filled with selfie sticks and snacks, but with stacks of cash--0,000 in total.
This merry bunch of backpackers—eight in all—were in reality a malicious band of bank robbers.