– A 22-year-old Pennsylvania man was sentenced to 235 months in prison for reportedly engaging in sex with a 14-year-old girl in Zionsville.
Students may even chat about their class project with a qualified engineer, chemist, or another expert.
Many people who visit chat rooms, though, are not there to discuss academic subjects.
The New South Wales State Crime Command are appealing for the woman who picked her up, to come forward.
A Pennsylvania man was sentenced Thursday to more than 19 years in prison after pleading guilty to enticing a minor and possession of child pornography after he had sex with a 14-year-old Zionsville girl he met on the internet. They then began communicating via text messages and phone calls, which became increasingly intimate, with Donnelly asking for nude photos, according to court documents.
A fake passport may have been used to bring a West African teenager to Sydney where she was allegedly held in captivity and used as sex slave, police say.
As part of the joint investigation, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the NSW police have appealed to the public for help as they try to track down a man who allegedly flew the 17-year old girl from Guinea to Sydney in early April, on the promise she would work as a cleaner."Obviously how she got here, the passport she travelled under and who she travelled with are critical lines of inquiry," AFP Commander Chris Sheehan said.The problem of online predators is so widespread that some governments have produced guides on how youths can be protected.For example, a publication of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States warns of individuals who immediately engage in sexually explicit talk.If you have access to the Internet, what dangers should you be aware of?A Hunting Ground for Sexual Predators “I was talking with some people in a chat room,” says Abigail, “when a man asked me if I knew any 14-year-olds. He said that he was willing to give them money for sex.” Abigail’s experience is not an isolated one.Acting Superintendent Haddow said the girl escaped in the early hours of the morning on April 27 and was picked up by a woman thought to be named Nicole who drove her to the Asylum Seeker Centre in Newtown."The girl has flagged down the vehicle," he said."She [Nicole] is a really important witness."Police have not yet been able to find the apartment where the girl was held."It's really vague descriptions about units, we don't know what suburbs we are talking about at this stage," Superintendent Haddow said."We believe it's possibly close to the Newtown area."It could be kilometres and kilometres away from that area."The girl was then taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital before being placed into the care of Family and Community Services.