Three In Moline Honored For Nabbing Sexual Predator
Two Moline detectives and a US Secret Service Agent are being recognized for investigative work that lead to the arrest of a sexual predator.
Authorities say the detectives and the agent are members of a cyber unit that look into sexual exploitation of minor crimes. Through their work, they were able to arrest a Carbon Cliff man whom police say had several victims across the nation.
City Council presented them with the Meritorious Achievement Award.
"I feel honored," Detective Jeremy McAuliffe said. "The department recognized the hard work we did we weren't expecting it. It's not the reason we do it."
"It's a job that we choose to do," Detective Ted Teshak said. "There's reason why we do it. Today is one of the reason why."
Authorities say the detectives and agent have been working on the case since December 2012 and it ended in June of this year.