The development is the internet has literally changed the world we live in. It is an amazing resource and enables one to obtain information about virtually any topic in an instant, as well as virtually travel around the world and connect with people everywhere in real time. But there is a dark side to the internet, and one of the worse elements of this is the proliferation of internet sex crimes. Tragically, these crimes usually revolve around those most vulnerable: children. From downloading and/or sharing pornographic photos and videos of minors to going online and soliciting an underage child for sex, internet sex crimes further the exploitation of young people and adults. Joking and degrading sexual emails, chats and other sexual crimes are committed every day, resulting in emotional anguish to the individual on the receiving end.
With the increasing usage of the internet, it is no surprise that cybercrime has exploded as well. This includes sex-related crimes. Usually, the victims of these crimes are children due to their vulnerable nature. One of the most common internet sex crimes involving children is the online solicitation of a minor. This involves an adult over the age of eighteen purposefully luring or enticing a child into committing a sexual act or meeting with the purpose of a sexual encounter.
Due to the nature of the internet, it is easy for an adult to pretend to be someone younger than they are. By sending pictures of a juvenile, adding details and falsifying the truth, these adults can lure a minor into trusting them – often convincing them to meet them.
If you or your child has been targeted by online predators, contact a California sexual abuse attorney in order to obtain experienced legal support. We will speak with you and find out everything regarding your situation and then relentlessly pursue those who seek to harm your child. Our legal team features some of the leading attorneys in the field of childhood sexual abuse and we have won some of the largest monetary awards for men and woman who were sexually abused as children. We are passionate about filing claims and lawsuit against those who prey on children or adults through the internet, as well as securing financial compensation for the pain and suffering they experience.
The internet can be a dangerous place for an unsuspecting child. Sexual predators go online and target minors for sex, attempt to arrange meetings with them for sex, trick them into sending pornographic images, and download, upload and share pornographic images of underage children. The predators can pretend to be friends with kids in chat rooms and troll social media sites looking for new young victims to approach. If you or your child has been targeted, don't suffer in silence. Sexual predators are some should be held accountable, both in criminal and civil court. Seek legal counsel and help bring these criminals to justice.
Contact a California sexual abuse attorney to obtain experienced legal support in your fight against online sexual predators.