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2009-09-21 09:00:00

New Policy Statement from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two years ago, the word "sexting" did not even exist in the English language. Today it is a term that is much discussed and debated by parents, students, educators, law enforcement leaders and policy makers across America. It is widely misunderstood. "Sexting" refers to youth sending sexually explicit messages or sexually explicit photos of themselves...

2009-08-20 13:08:00

LOUISVILLE, Ken., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A five-year collaboration between Appriss Inc. and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has generated leads that helped to locate non-compliant sex offenders, child abductors, and missing children who have reached the age of 18. Since 2004, Appriss has provided NCMEC unlimited access to JusticeXchange and OffenderNet, its technology solutions that are designed to help criminal justice agencies locate suspects, generate...

2009-08-07 15:14:18

Authorities in Florida said a man charged with possessing of more than 1,000 images of child pornography on his computer blamed the downloads on his cat. Martin County Sheriff's detectives said Keith Griffin, 48, of Jensen Beach, was charged Wednesday with 10 counts of possession of child pornography stemming from the more than 1,000 images a detective found on his computer, TCPalm.com reported Friday. Detectives said Griffin told them he would commonly leave his computer on and his cat would...

2009-07-29 08:15:00

ATLANTA, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day, it seems, the news carries another cyber-horror story. Last week, five Internet predators in Pennsylvania were arrested for sexually propositioning undercover agents in a chat room, in several cases sending nude webcam videos of themselves to agents they believed were 13- and 14-year-old girls. On the same day, a truck driver in England pleaded guilty to seven counts of rape after admitting forming relationships with two girls on the Internet...

2009-07-15 16:46:00

MONTGOMERY, Ala., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a first-of-its-kind case, Chilton County, Ala., resident Jerry Alan Penton, age 37, was sentenced today to 480 months in federal prison under a new federal law that targets the use of child pornography to break down a child's defenses to illegal sexual contact - a practice commonly known as grooming. The sentence is the culmination of a multi-year investigation by agents of the FBI into allegations that Penton sexually abused two...

2009-07-15 00:17:22

For men without a prior sex offense conviction, consumption of child pornography does not represent a risk factor for a sex offense, Swiss researchers say. Frank Urbaniok of the Canton of Zurich Department of Justice in Switzerland and colleagues studied 231 men convicted of consuming child pornography in 2002. The study, published in the journal BMC Psychiatry, found 1 percent had gone on to commit a hands-on sex offense in the following six years. Our results support the assumption that...

2009-07-02 09:00:00

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Says Teaching Children About Safety Works ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Summer is an exciting time for kids - what are your child's plans? Will he or she be spending time home alone or going to local parks and swimming pools with friends? The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children offers parents ten safety tips to help keep their children safe this summer. MAKE SURE children know their full...

2009-06-24 14:56:00

John Walsh and Teens Discuss Survey Results, Trends and Parental Strategy for Internet Safety at Fourth Annual Summit WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, teens from across the country gathered at the Cox National Teen Summit on Internet and Wireless Safety to discuss key topics including cyberbullying, sexting and other current safety issues. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090624/CL37724 ) America's Most Wanted host and children's advocate John Walsh led the...

2009-06-22 09:26:00

What Every Parent Needs to Know: Cox and Harris Interactive to Present Findings from National Teen Online and Wireless Safety Survey on Sexting and Cyberbullying ATLANTA, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive year, teens from across the country will gather in Washington, D.C. for the Cox National Teen Summit on Internet and Wireless Safety held in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children(R) (NCMEC). As a part of Cox's Take Charge! program...

2009-05-29 13:48:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Tom Corbett today announced the arrest of a Cumberland County man accused of using Internet chats and instant messages to sexually proposition a 15-year old boy from Harrisburg - including discussions about dressing up in animal costumes and engaging in various sex acts with the boy. Corbett identified the defendant as Alan David Berlin, 40, 1 Bellaire Ave., Carlisle. Corbett said that Berlin, a legislative staff member...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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