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That's really not what's going on in most of these crimes. First of all, these crimes primarily involve adolescents; very few [involve] young children.
But again the ages of these victims are anywhere from 13 to 15, 16 years old. They have all the time in the world; they'll spend all night. That's all they do; it's their full-time job is to find children on the Internet. [How can you communicate the risk to parents without causing hysteria? I'm surprised at the number of times I go to give school presentations or parent group presentations when the parents say, "I didn't know that; I had no idea that you could check the history of their online usage.
These children have not developed a mental capacity to match wits with a 40-year-old adult who's been doing this for the last 15 years, targeting children online. I had no idea that my child was a member of this social networking site or had this screen name or had this profile." They just don't know. We interview teenage victims; we interview teenage non-victims.
These crimes do not involve stalking or abduction or violence.
The teenagers generally know or find out fairly quickly that they are talking to an adult who is interested in sex, but they continue the conversation.
back in 1993, based on the abduction of an 11-year-old boy in Prince George's County, Md.