Child exploitation online spikes during pandemic

News

BATON ROUGE, La– (WVLA/WGMB)– The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office is sending a warning to parents about internet safety after his office says they’ve seen a spike in predator activity.

The need for virtual learning is causing children to spend time online, which could lead to safety issues.

Some parents are concerned about a number of child sexual abuse cases on the rise in Louisiana.

The latest numbers from the Attorney General’s Office show a 200% increase in child predator cases this year.

Anyone with information on the exploitation of children is encouraged to contact police, the AG’s Office or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest BRProud Articles

More Local News

Stay up to date with the latest news by downloading the BRProud App from the App Store or Google Play.

Trending Stories