By Jim Melwert


ARDMORE, Pa. (CBS) – The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office is announcing the 500th arrest by the child predator section since Kathleen Kane took office in 2013.

Just days before her criminal trial on obstruction and perjury charges is to begin in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane held a press briefing in Ardmore to tout the success of the child predator section during her troubled reign as the state’s top law enforcement officer.

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Kane says the number of arrests jumped from 19 the year before she took office to 114 during her first year.

And she says they’ve been able to cut the amount of time it takes to get an alleged predator off the streets, from six to eight months to a matter of hours, by adding tools like what they call “predator trucks,” rather than taking computers back to a lab:

“Take out the devices, put them in the trucks and in as little time as a half-an-hour we can arrest them on the scene.”

Kane declined to comment on her upcoming trial.