DOJ DCI Special Agents Chad Racine, Jed Roffers
We didn't have to look far to find today's Top Cop's Top Cops - they are right here at the DOJ in our Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).
Early this week, DCI agents arrested an Appleton man in connection with an ongoing Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation. The suspect. was identified as a person of interest through the course of a four-month ICAC investigation that covered three northeastern Wisconsin counties. The investigation also included authorized online undercover operations by DCI agents.
The investigation stemmed from a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) CyberTipline Report. Information in the CyberTip suggested that an an adult male from Appleton was posing as a 15-year old child and was contacting multiple female juveniles for the purpose of sexually explicit chats. Through the course of the online communications, the suspect also sent several sexually explicit self-captured images to at least one of those juveniles.
Following his arrest, the suspect admitted that he felt guilty and shameful about his desires and behavior. Furthermore, he expressed thanks to agents stating their intervention likely saved him from sexually interacting with a child on a future date. DCI Special Agents Chad Racine and Jed Roffers are today's Top Cops, because their dedication to this very difficult type of police work gets child predators off the street and prevents future crimes.