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Ohio cops enlist dog named Reptar to find child porn

By: CBS/AP
October 7, 2017 Updated: October 7, 2017 at 8:49 pm
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Reptar OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's investigative agency has added a new weapon in fight against child pornography and exploitation -- a Labrador retriever named Reptar that can sniff out hidden electronic devices.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation says 22-month-old Reptar's specialized training allows him to detect chemical traces in electronic devices like computers, cell phones and USB storage devices.

 

He's been assigned to BCI's Crimes Against Children Unit. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Friday that Reptar was also trained as a comfort dog.

Agents say Reptar used his nose to find a memory card in the false bottom of a drawer and a flash drive hidden behind a stereo during a search in a recent child pornography investigation.

Read the full story at CBS News.

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