COLUMBIA, SC – December 2, 2019
Queue works with the Internet Crimes Against Children unit. She can detect thumb drives, hidden cameras, cell phones, computers, and any other electronic device offenders might use. Queue can find them in places easily missed by human officers. She’s currently the only electronic-detection K-9 officer with law enforcement in South Carolina.
Defenders for Children (DFC) based in Greenville, South Carolina, donated the K-9 in November of 2018. Queue detects evidence to help prosecute offenders in trafficking and child abuse cases. DFC is raising money for seven more working K-9s. Their goal is to deploy the K-9s where levels of abuse and trafficking are the highest. Queue has participated in over 30 searches that have lead to multiple arrests.
About Defenders For Children
Defenders For Children (DFC) and its CEO Toni Clarke are building “Operation 180 Turn-Around,” a task force making a direct impact on crimes against children. This task force of donors is helping fund placement of Electronic Detection K-9s. These special dogs are a state-of-the-art tool for the location and seizure of evidence vital to prosecute criminals, rescue children, and create a safer community.
Child Pornography and Sex Trafficking
“Operation 180 Turn-Around” can make sure more trained dogs are assigned to investigate child pornography and human sex trafficking cases. DFC is calling on the community for assistance to raise $180,000 for more K9s to use in trafficking and abuse cases. Individuals and groups can help fund K-9 placement, which will save lives.
Note about Defenders For Children
For more information about DFC, please visit https://www.defendersforchildren.org/
Information for this article was provided directly from Defenders For Children, founder and CEO, Ms. Toni Clark of Greenville, South Carolina, including a news-clip by Jason Raven of Columbia, South Carolina, October 7, 2019. WIS TV