online child predators

2:01 pm
Sat September 22, 2012

Michigan State Police have a new tool to help them catch online child predators

The Michigan Moose donated the computer system that will assist the Michigan State Police catch online child predators
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

A new piece of equipment may soon help Michigan State Police catch online child predators.

Detective Sergeant Jay Poupard has spent years tracking online child predators for the Michigan State Police.

He says the way predators try to contact children online has been changing, from direct contact to harder to trace indirect methods, like file sharing.

“It hasn’t decreased. It’s just moved into another part of the virtual world,” says Poupard.

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