Child Abuse Prevention Falls Short

MEDFORD, Ore. – A new study shows Jackson County, and many other Oregon counties, are failing to keep kids safe from abuse and neglect. The report, from the Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon, says lack of coordination is putting more kids into the foster care and child welfare system. About twelve kids out of every … Continue reading »

Inside High-Tech Crimes, Part 2

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Detective Mike Vanderlip pours through maps of Southern Oregon from his small corner above central point’s police department. The interactive map on his computer is crowded with pins, each one corresponding to a report of a child victim of online sexual abuse. “People believe that somehow these events, the abuse, are … Continue reading »

Inside High-Tech Crimes, Part 1

ASHLAND, Ore. – An otherwise quiet morning at an Ashland apartment complex is interrupted by the unusual sight of a search warrant being carried out. Seven officers wait outside, representing local law enforcement, FBI, the Department of Justice, and Homeland Security. “We go out and we search for those who are trading child pornography, those … Continue reading »