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The Portage County Sheriff’s Office partners with multiple agencies to help combat the
exploitation of minors throughout the county. Our current partners are the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Portage County Jobs and Family Services Child Protective Services. The office investigates matters involving sexual abuse physical abuse, neglect of minors, online child exploitation of minors, child pornography, and sextortion to name a few.
Any suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation should be reported to local law enforcement and Child Protective Services. The Portage County Sheriff’s Office can be reached at 330- 296-5100 and Child Protective Services can be reached 24/7 at 330-296-2273.
Currently, the ICAC Task Force is comprised of over 350 partner law enforcement agencies, including the offices of county sheriffs and county prosecutors, local police departments, the FBI, Homeland Security, and the US Attorney's Office.
NCMEC is the nation’s largest and most influential child protection organization.
We lead the fight to protect children, creating vital resources for them and the people who keep them safe.
This resource gives students and teachers the opportunity to learn about safe online surfing, cyber safety, and digital citizenship.
In this video, an FBI special agent defines sextortion and provides tips to avoid falling prey to online predators.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3, is the Nation’s central hub for reporting cyber crime. It is run by the FBI, the lead federal agency for investigating cyber crime. Here on our website, you can take two vital steps to protecting cyberspace and your own online security.