In April, investigators from Judd’s office arrested child predators from Disney and Sea World, as well as a Christian football coach.
“They used to have to hang out in parks and coach Little League or teach Sunday school in the past,” Judd said in April.
“Now they can download an app and look for kids that are in need of attention — boys and girls.
When a 60-year-old man wants to have sex with a 10-year-old child, those are the most dangerous of the dangerous.” In the Harris County case, authorities say the men used smartphone apps and online chat rooms to start conversations with people they thought were children.
More than two dozen men thought they were meeting with underage teenagers for sex.
One brought condoms and alcoholic beverages to the rendezvous. Instead, authorities say, the 25 men were met by uniformed officers.
For most people these forays into cybersex are relatively harmless recreational pursuits, but experts in the field say that the affordability, accessibility and anonymity of the Internet are fueling a brand new psychological disorder -- cybersex addiction -- that appears to be spreading with astonishing rapidity and bringing turmoil to the lives of those affected. Occasionally, they progress to off-line affairs with sex partners they meet online. Al Cooper of Stanford, who has conducted the largest and most detailed survey of online sex, calls the Net "the crack cocaine of sexual compulsivity." The survey, conducted online among 9,265 men and women who admitted surfing the Net for sexually oriented sites, indicated that at least 1 percent were already seriously hooked on online sex.
Researchers writing in the current issue of the journal Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity report that many of the men and women who now spend dozens of hours each week seeking sexual stimulation from their computers deny that they have a problem and refuse to seek help until their marriages and/or their jobs are in serious jeopardy. The survey found that as many as a third of Internet users visited some type of sexual site. Young of the Center for Online Addiction in Bradford, Pa., wrote that "partially as a result of the general population and health care professionals not being attuned to the risks, seemingly harmless cyberromps can result in serious difficulties way beyond what was expected or intended." According to Dr.
I mean, the height of selfishness, I mean, he brought this 2-year-old child literally on his hip,” Hickman told the TV station.Officials: Prostitute had sex with boy, 12 Posted by the Asbury Park Press on 03/31/07 BY JAMES A. 22 in an Ocean Township hotel room while Holmberg watched.QUIRK STAFF WRITER A 50-year-old Toms River man has been charged with paying a prostitute from Neptune to watch her have sex with a 12-year-old boy in a hotel room. According to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, the investigation also revealed that Francis had sex with the boy previously in June 2006.Francis was charged with two counts of first degree aggravated sexual assault, conspiracy to commit aggravated sexual assault, promoting prostitution, conspiracy to promote prostitution and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.Holmberg faces the same charges, with the exception of a single count of first degree aggravated sexual assault.