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Detective warns parents about human trafficking and child exploitation

Lt. Tony Cooper spoke to Rotary Club members about the dangers of human trafficking and child exploitation.

Posted: Jul 9, 2019 6:59 PM
Updated: Jul 10, 2019 9:35 AM

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more proactive with checking their children's online activity... this as human trafficking and child exploitation crimes continue to be a problem in the area. wtvas nicole dantzler joins us live with the dangers of exploitation and how parents can be proactive.. lowndes county lieutenant tony cooper said there have been over 5,000 human trafficking cases nationwide in 2018. but the biggest thing lowndes county investigators are working on are the child exploitation cases. cooper told rotary club members investigators are working on three to four child exploitation cases a month. he said the difference between human trafficking and exploitation is that exploitation is swapping images or having inappropriate conversations online... usually between an adult and a child. human trafficking is controlling a person and making them do things against their will. cooper said he wants parents and children to be aware of these dangers. "for all the parents, please watch your kids online. know what's going on, know who they're talking to. the last thing i'd want to have happen is something happens to a child." cooper said his job is to protect children and will continue to make everyone aware of these crimes. he encourages anyone
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