Virginia Attorney General Fighting Child Predators with Technology

Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring was at the Boar’s Head talking with attorneys general from around the southeastern United States about a new initiative that fight’s child predators with technology.

Herring and a panel of law enforcement and tech experts spoke Tuesday afternoon in Charlottesville about the Campaign for Child Rescue.

The campaign is a national effort started by the attorneys general of Virginia and South Dakota.

Campaign for Child Rescue helps police crowd-source investigations through technology to find and prosecute child pornographers and predators.

It is an effort Herring is hoping more states will adopt.

“The more attorneys general and the more law enforcement agencies we have engaged in this effort, utilizing this technology, the more powerful it is, the more perpetrators we can get and the more children we can rescue,” said Herring.

According to the National Association to Protect Children, in the United States alone, there are some 300,000 suspected child pornographers and predators.

Herring said his initiative will help cut that number down.

This story originally appeared on CBS-19.