Ohio law enforcement has begun focusing on crimes involving technology because almost every criminal case these days “may involve a computer or a cellphone,” says Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.
Here are some new developments in fighting cybercrime in Ohio, as reported by The News-Herald in Willoughby:
The Attorney General’s Office has established a Cyber Crimes Unit, which helps local law enforcement recover text messages, photos and other data from computers, cellphones and other electronic devices.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office now has a computer system, called Cop-in-a-Box, that constantly searches the Internet for child pornography, solicitations for prostitution and other online crimes.
In Willoughby, police monitor craigslist.com and backpage.com for criminal activity. Willoughby police made a dozen arrests based on one “adult services” advertisement.