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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Huge Story Monday Morning

If you didn't hear this news over the weekend, it's time to WAKE UP PARENTS and keep an eye on EVERYTHING your kids are doing online. Not just on a computer...on video games, cell phones and anything else connected to a network or the Internet.

A Kentucky man was arrested late last week for solicting nude photos from an 11 year-old Humble girl. Via a Sony Playstation 3. Little did her parents realize that a PS3 -along with Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii - can connect to the Net and allow for communication with others. Chat, photo sharing and more.

I just spoke with Sgt. Gary Spurger of the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office who played an integral part in this case. This was the first case of its kind anywhere in the fact that he and his team had to contact Sony in Japan to track down the data stream between the Kentucky man and the 11 year-old girl.

Sgt. Spurger will join me in studio Monday morning at 9am to talk about this case including the intricate process of how the predator was tracked down and arrested. It is an incredible story from his position with the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children unit.

I am now tracking down the parents of the young girl to see if they would like to tell their story. I'm sure they want to prevent anything like this happening to other kids and parents.

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