Related News: Hartford PD: Sexual predator operation a success

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One Wiregrass police department is taking to the internet to fight crime.

The Hartford Police Department is working along side Perverted Justice, a non profit organization, to catch online sex predators before they strike.

“Basically when they start talking or texting with someone on a website, and it turns sexually explicit or goes into the predator wanting to have sex or meet the child for sex, they will contact us,” said Lt. Tim Goad.

Source: WSFA

Related News: New La. law: Sex offenders must list status on Facebook, other social media

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled New La. law: Sex offenders must list status on Facebook, other social media.

A new Louisiana law requires sex offenders and child predators to state their criminal status on their Facebook or other social networking page, with the law’s author saying the bill is the first of its kind in the nation.

State Rep. Jeff Thompson, a Republican from Bossier City, Louisiana, says his new law, effective August 1, will stand up to constitutional challenge because it expands sex offender registration requirements, common in many states, to include a disclosure on the convicted criminal’s social networking sites as well.

Source: CNN