June 26, 2015

1,140 Arrested for Sexual Preying on Kids Online

Dear Friends,

The great news is that 1,140 sexual predators were arrested in Operation Broken Heart according to Federal officials on Monday. (see Reuters Story below) The sad news is that sexual predation is a real and present danger to children online.

That said, more good news... children and teens can be protected against these sneaky Internet predators who prey on the vulnerabilities and curiosities of kids using Internet-enabled devices. Please watch these videos with your Jr. high and high school kids and use them as conversation starters to talk to your kids about Internet safety. (GroomingProfile of a PredatorYouth Risky Behavior,Alicia's Story).

Parents, grandparents and caregivers, remember its up to you to prevent your kids from becoming a victim. Be sure to implement these key safety measures to protect kids online. You are the first line of defense.

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U.S. arrests 1,140 on child sexual predation charges

Author: Stella Dawson
 Tuesday, June 23, 2015


"WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States has arrested 1,140 people on charges of sexually preying on children as part of a nationwide sweep to protect children, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

The arrests stemmed from a two-month operation in April and May tracking alleged offenders who use the Internet to lure youths and traffic them into commercial sexual exploitation, child p*rnography and traveling abroad to engage in child sex tourism, it said in a news release.

The arrests were part of Operation Broken Heart, which last year netted 275 arrests for child sexual predation.

In Texas, for example, 17 men were charged with a range of crimes that included stalking children on the Internet for sex, and possession and distribution of child p*rnography, it said.

Among the men arrested in Texas were three soldiers and a former employee of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Texas.

'Predators use technology in sinister and inventive ways to reach their child victims across state and national boundaries,' Robert Listenbee, administrator of the department's juvenile justice and delinquency prevention program, said in the news release.

(Reporting by Stella Dawson, editing by Alisa Tang. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's rights, corruption and climate change. Visit www.trust.org)"