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Sunday, July 10, 2005

PedoBusters

I forget how I stumbled on this site.

How often do you see a website that has a chance in hell of making a real difference and saving lives though?

Basically it's a group of people lurking in chat rooms trying to get information on potential sexual predators. They play the role of under-age kids, and using the same sort of techniques as the cops, get these creeps to initiate sexual conversations, send personal information including web-cam pictures, and set up meetings.

They then post the chatlogs, names and pictures of the potential pedophiles and forward the information to the local authorties.

There's some sick stuff in the weblogs, but it's a real education into just how widespread the problem is.

Check it out here.

Check out their "Help Us" link... they are looking for volunteers.

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