Safety Tips for Kids
on the Internet
Should you become aware of the transmission, use, or viewing of child pornography while online, immediately report this to your local FBI Office or to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children by calling 1-800-843-5678
Internet Law Enforcement Stories
A 21-year-old New York college student who wanted to be a kindergarten teacher was arrested following a sting operation targeting child pornography on the Internet. The man used a service provider to transmit three dozen sexually explicit photos of children. The college student was actually sending the photographs to an undercover police officer.
A 37-year-old man who claimed he was a child psychologist arranged to meet a 13-year-old boy in Florida for a sexual liaison after the two met in an online chat room. But the "boy" was a woman who helped the FBI set up a sting that led to the man's arrest. The man was arrested by FBI Agents upon arriving in Miami.
A man serving time for molesting four children was indicted on charges of peddling child pornography on the Internet using a prison computer. The 57-year-old man was using the prison computer to obtain and distribute child pornography on the Internet.
FBI Agents in Newark, New Jersey arrested a man after he allegedly enticed a 13-year-old girl to mail him videos of herself without ever leaving his home. The girl was 12 when the man first made contact, posing as a 15-year-old pen pal, and exchanging e-mail on an online service. The girl sent him four video tapes. The man was arrested after the girl's mother became suspicious of the girl's activities and called the police.
As reported in The Washington Post on August 7th, 1997:
Internet Sting Nets Sex Suspect
A Crofton man was arrested yesterday on charges he arranged a sexual encounter through the Internet with an agent posing as a 13-year-old girl, FBI officials said.
The man was arrested in Northwest Washington by members of a regional task force investigating child exploitation and pornography on the Internet.
The man, described as a systems engineer for AT&T, was charged with traveling across state lines to engage in a sexual relationship with a minor.
Officials said the man was the 122nd person arrested by the task force since the "Innocent Images" investigation began in May 1993.
For more information concerning safety tips, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 1-800-843-5678.
We cannot do evil to others without doing it to ourselves.-Desmahis
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