ATLANTA -- DeKalb and Fulton counties have been awarded grants for use by law enforcement agencies to combat child sexual abuse and exploitation.
The grants awarded Tuesday are administrated by the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
Federal officials say DeKalb County will receive $496,793 and the Fulton County District Attorney's Office will receive $352,803. They say Atlanta continues to have a reputation as a center of child prostitution.
Twenty grants totaling $9.2 million are being awarded to agencies across the country.