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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Difficult to Catch Maryland Internet Predators

The Maryland Court of Appeals overturned the conviction of Richard J. Moore, a 38-year-old man who solicited a police officer whom he believed to be a 14-year-old girl. The Court claims that they could not uphold the conviction because the law says the offender must be soliciting a minor. Apparently, simply believing he was conversing with a minor is not illegal. Please read the article.

This is a sad circumstance. How are the police supposed to prevent these crimes? This man has now been released to go solicit another young girl. It seems to me that it's probably time to amend the laws and allow the police to catch these criminals before they start speaking with our children.

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