Authorities warn of online sexual predators as children return to class

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — More kids are being sexually exploited by online predators, and the victims are getting younger, a federal prosecutor said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cortney Randall has spent the past 12 years prosecuting predators who exploit children.

“Any child is a potential target,” Randall said.

In the video at the top of this webpage, Randall explains how going back to school can expose kids to greater risks.

For educational resources, please visit the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force site.

To learn more about the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhood Initiative, click here.

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