The Crimes Against Children Section is comprised of 13 highly trained and dedicated detectives and 2 sergeants. The Section is tasked with the investigation of various crimes committed against children, including but not limited to sexual and injury offenses. CAC Detectives receive on-going specialized training in child abuse investigations, which includes child forensic interviewing. The Detectives and Sergeants have attended many intensive training courses, both locally and through out the country. The Unit is supervised by two sergeants and a lieutenant.
CAC investigates both long and short-term abuse cases utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach, collaborating routinely with several different agencies. The unit works closely with Child Protective Services, the District and County Attorneys’ Offices, the Sheriff’s Office and other outside agencies.
CAC is housed at the Advocacy Center for the Children of El Paso, which is a private non-profit organization that advocates for child victims of abuse. The ACCEP (the Advocacy Center for the Children of El Paso) is a child-oriented facility in which investigating agencies work together to put the child’s best interest first, and reduce the number of times a child is interviewed.
The following is a list of offenses the Crimes Against Children Section investigates:
PC 15.031 Solicitation of a minor
PC 20.03 Kidnapping (FAMILY RELATED)
PC 20.04 Aggravated Kidnapping (FAMILY RELATED)
PC 21.11 Indecency with a child
PC 21.12 Improper Relationship between Educator and Student
PC 21.15 Improper Photography or Visual Recording
PC 22.04 Injury to a Child
PC 22.041 Abandoning or endangering child
PC 22.011 Sexual Assault of a Child
PC 22.021 Aggravated Sexual Assault / Child
PC 25.02 Prohibited Sexual Conduct
PC 25.04 Enticing a child
PC 25.08 Sale/Purchase of a child
PC 25.09 Advertising for Placement of a Child
PC 43.24 Sale, Distribution, Display of Harmful Material to a minor
PC 43.25 Sexual Performance by a Child
PC 43.26 Possession/Promotion of Child Pornography