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Using a Computer to Solicitate Sex with a Minor

Using a Computer to Solicitate Sex with a Minor

Computer sex crimes are on the rise in Florida. Society has taken a strong stance against those who commit crimes against children or those under the age of 18 years old. This societal stance of “lock them up and throw away the key” is especially true when men try to engage with minors for sex. We have all watched the television show To Catch a Predator. We understand how cunning and convincing some people are when trying to engage with children and those under the age of 18 years old for sex. But what about when an adult is chatting on the computer with another adult and the second adult is the parent of a child, or at least seems to be, who wants to trade money for sex with… […]

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Palm Beach County Computer Crimes

Palm Beach County Computer Crimes

Computer crimes, cyber crimes or Internet crimes – are a growing problem in Palm Beach County. As more people use the Internet, more people are being charged with these crimes. Some activities have recently been criminalized. Here are the two major categories of computer crimes you should be aware of: Crimes that target computer networks directly. (These are considered by some to be victimless crimes.) Malware – This stands for malicious software. It is software designed to infiltrate a computer system without an owner’s consent. Computer Viruses – A computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer. DoS Attacks (Denial of Service) – An attempt to make a computer resource unavailable for its intended use. Crimes that are facilitated by computers but the targets are individuals. (These crimes… […]

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