Internet crimes against children will be the subject of SOS’ first Child Abuse Prevention Summit scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 15 in the Flint Hills Technical College.
Sgt. Chet Pinkston of the Wichita Missing and Exploited Children Unit and the Emporia Area Multi-Disciplinary Team will be the presenters for the summit.
Pinkson, with 20 years of law-enforcement experience, also is a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. He will provide an overview of both organizations, as well as internet safety and social media.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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