New York - A nationally know restaurant spokesman pleaded guilty to charges of child porn and received more than 15 years in prison.
Australia - A several month operation by Australian police ended a "dark net" of child abusers that had an astounding 45,000 members.
West Virginia - A pastor accused of sexually abusing a young boy last year was arrested again this month on another charge of abuse.
Arkansas - A registered sex offender was arrested for exposing himself while driving next to a bus full of children.
ICAC officers are now reporting that when a child types the letters POS, it means code to other children for "Parent Over Shoulder", so that they can no longer communicate in the clear.
Start a conversation with your child today!
1. What lesson did Annica learn from her experience?
2. At what point in the story do you think Annica made a poor choice?
3. What clues are there in the story that this spider is not the friendly spider it seems to be?
4. In the story it says, "To snare this spider takes all of Annica's friends." Who were all the characters that helped Annica? How did they help?
5. How do you think Annica's use of the Internet will change based on her experience?
6. What suggestions would you give to Annica to help keep her safe on the Web?
These Spiders Were Squashed!!!
June 2015 HOUSTON - The arrest of a respected M.D. Anderson pediatric oncologist on charges of child porn possession highlights the ever-present cyber surveillance conducted by federal, state, and local investigators. http://www.khou.com/story/news/local/2015/06/10/child-porn-arrest-highlights-constant-high-tech-surveillance/71045820/ May 2015
HOUSTON – Former Teacher Sentenced to Federal Prison on Child Pornography Convictions. At the time of the offense, he was a music teacher at Anderson Elementary School in the Spring Independent School District. (ISD). http://montgomerycountypolicereporter.com/former-teacher-sentenced-to-federal-prison-on-child-pornography-convictions/
An Internet pedophile ring with up to 70,000 members — thought to be the world's largest —has been uncovered by police, a security official said.
The European police agency Europol said in a statement that "Operation Rescue" had identified 670 suspects and that 230 abused children in 30 countries had been taken to safety. More children are expected to be found, Europol said.
It said that so far 184 people had been arrested and investigations in some countries were continuing. Most of those detained are suspected of direct involvement in sexually abusing children. (from nbcnews.com)
A former Tower Hill school headmaster was sentenced to a mandatory 50 years behind bars for dealing in child pornography in Wilmington, Del. A registered sex offender is facing charges of theft and attempted child kidnapping after officials say he stole a school bus and drove around trying to pick up children in Utah. A three-day undercover operation nabbed a dozen Harris County men on charges of online solicitation of a minor, authorities announced Monday."The takeaway for area parents is that they need to be aware of what their children are doing online," Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson told reporters. "The internet is not a safe place for children."http://www.chron.com/houston/article/12-charge-in-online-solitication-case-6167846.php. One in 5 youths received a sexual approach or solicitation over the Internet in the past year. http://ojp.gov/ovc/publications/bulletins For further information or if you need help from a law enforcement professional, please contact the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).