Internet Harassment Seen as Tough to Tackle

Missouri hopes to crack down on Internet harassment, but drafting legislation to fit the problem might be much tougher than first thought. A special task force began reviewing the topic in light of the Megan Meier tragedy. Megan was the St. Louis County teen-ager who...

Record Number of Child Pornography Cases Prosecuted

The federal prosecutor in St. Louis has prosecuted a record number of child pornography cases this year; 52 so far.  Last year, prosecutor Catherine Hanaway and her staff prosecuted 34 cases last year. Hanaway credits the increase to a national effort started in...

Internet Cops Fight Online Sexual Predators

The effort to protect children from online sexual predators is becoming more challenging as technology expands and the use of that technology expands. Platte County Sheriff’s Department Captain Paul Carrill is the Officer in Charge of the Western Missouri Cyber...

Child Porn: As Close as Your Child’s Phone

A state senator who is planning a summit meeting on internet pornography says children can tap into child porn–or any other kind of pornography—with no trouble at all. Senator John Loudon of St.Louis was a key player in writing Missouri’s cyber...
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