Many news sources reported similar occurrences in the Washington Metropolitan Area.
In discussing the case of a perpetrator of multiple robberies in that region, a Washington, D. police officer from that police force's Gay & Lesbian Liaison Unit said "We've definitely seen an increase in online dating crimes in the past five years" and added that victims of internet dating crimes are "overwhelmingly men cruising for sex." The same police officer also noted that these criminals are often technologically savvy and create profiles using fake information and other people's photos from cyber cafés or public libraries, making them difficult to trace.
If I don’t have that document or a photo of my ID available 20 hours a week for federal inspection, I’ve committed a felony.
The Free Speech Coalition recently endorsed the RTA website label. Software filters work much better than a 1998 federal law designed to keep pornography away from children on the Internet, a federal judge ruled Thursday in striking down the measure on free-speech grounds. The never-enforced law was Congress' second attempt to protect children from online porn. The law would have criminalized Web sites that allow children to access material deemed "harmful to minors" by "contemporary community standards." The sites would have been expected to require a credit card number or other proof of age.
anyone with a sexually explicit picture on a site like Adam4could be considered a secondary producer if the new regulations go into effect, and would be subject to the same type of requirements that the adult Web sites would be under.
Adam4Adam uses the new "Restricted To Adults" label in the metatags of its pages. also said the Child Online Protection Act fails to address threats that have emerged since the law was written, including online predators on social-networking sites like My Space, because it targets only commercial Web publishers.
The RTA label is free to use, voluntary, and universally available to any website that wishes to clearly and effectively label itself as being inappropriate for viewing by minors. "Even defendant's own study shows that all but the worst performing (software) filters are far more effective than COPA would be at protecting children from sexually explicit material on the Web," said Reed, who presided over a monthlong trial in the fall. Supreme Court upheld in 2004 a temporary injunction blocking the law from taking effect; Reed on Thursday issued a permanent injunction.