UPTOWN —Getting into the mind of a child molester. It’s disturbing, but exactly what law enforcement agents from across the area are training for at Children’s Hospital. ABC26 News Reporter Vanessa Bolano explains. They’re usually fighting crime, but on Monday agents are learning to become the “bad guy.” Agents are going inside the mind of a child molester to learn how they target, and lure children. Officers from Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes rubbed elbows with prosecutors and forensic interviewers for this one day training session.
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