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Opelika Police Investigate Child's Photo Posted on Adult Web Site

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - Opelika police are investigating a photo of a child that was posted on an adult Web site.

The picture was posted sometime between noon June first and 7 pm June 24th. Detectives are investigating, but they also want parents to know there are resources available to help protect their children.

Opelika Police Corporal Jason Dunson, who is a member of the Federal P.R.O.T.E.C.T. and Alabama's Internet Crimes Against Children task forces, said statistics show that sexual exploitation is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States.

Dunson has organized a class called Child Internet Safety for parents. He said one in every five children has received a sexual solicitation or been approached about it.

He reminds parents and guardians that children aren't always safe when their using MySpace, Kanga, Facebook, instant messaging or chatting.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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