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Protecting Your Future

Internet Related Sex Crimes

These are newly enacted laws based on using computers and/or the internet as a conduit for sexual crimes. In a nutshell, it is illegal to solicit sex from a minor on the internet in any fashion. These crimes are the subject of ongoing investigation on Dateline NBC's "To Catch a Predator" series. Incidentally, there have been highly publicized "stings" in Florida and there are thousands of police officers whose full time job is to catch sexual predators on the internet.