Officers took control of the teenager's computer and arrested the man the next day, said Special Agent Supervisor Jeffrey Duncan of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.The alleged predator has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of soliciting a minor.Technology is available for verifying the ages of Web and app users.One of the providers is Aristotle International Inc, which offers a variety of methods, including having a parent vouch for a child and make a token payment with a credit card to establish the parent's identity.Whether you're using Android or i OS, you only need to tap a single button in an existing conversation to start a face-to-face session.
If they don't find it on one site, they will somewhere else.Duncan, one of a half-dozen law enforcement officials interviewed who praised Facebook for triggering inquiries, said: 'The manner and speed with which they contacted us gave us the ability to respond as soon as possible.'Facebook is among the many companies that are embracing a combination of new technologies and human monitoring to thwart sex predators.Such efforts generally start with automated screening for inappropriate language and exchanges of personal information, and extend to using the records of convicted pedophiles' online chats to teach the software what to seek out.They called the media company, which then alerted authorities.
Other sites aimed at children agree that such crises are rarities.
Yet even though defensive techniques are now available and effective they can be expensive.