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Kilmartin: I Will Crack Down on Cyber Crimes Against Our Children
Published on: Sep 30, 2010
In the wake of recent events involving internet crimes against children, Peter Kilmartin made the following statement:
“I commend the State Police and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for their incredible work on arresting internet sexual predators and putting them behind bars. As families are facing a new generation of threats from 21st century criminals on the internet, we must work to identify on-line exploiters seeking to victimize our children.”
“For nearly 24 years, I served as a police officer patrolling neighborhoods to protect our communities and to keep our children safe from crime. I have also worked to enact laws aimed at keeping our children safe, including a law to further protect children from predators by making it a felony to entice children. As Attorney General, my office will work hand-in-hand with the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, as well as the U.S. Attorney’s Office, to root out and prosecute criminals who are committing crimes against our children via the internet.”
“I will also work with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to develop and implement a training program for prosecutors who handle internet crimes against children. In addition, as Attorney General I will implement a Community Leadership in Cyber Knowledge & Safety (C.L.I.C.K.S) initiative. Modeled after a program in Maryland, the C.L.I.C.K.S. initiative is an educational outreach program designed to equip Rhode Island’s community leaders with the resources to teach students and their parents about cyber safety in an effort to prevent these heinous crimes before they happen.”