The stress and pressure that is placed on today’s youth put them at risk for a variety of mental health disorders including: depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-harm, eating disorders and more.
Additionally, drug and alcohol abuse in the teenage years can lead to negative changes in a still developing brain.
However, due to the distance and Edward's paranoia, he was unwilling to make the trip over to New York.
This meant our contact there was unable to arrest him, due to Edward living in Massachusetts.
In November 2015, while we were working an area in rural New York for the purposes of getting some arrests, Edward hit up one of our decoys using the screenname "a Great Guy." For the next few weeks, he slowly worked at befriending our 13 year old decoy, before moving on to talk of a sexual nature."They are a profile of a typical male living either in the San Fernando Valley or in parts of this region," Moore said. They work a variety of occupations." Moore said the Valley was chosen for the sting because the Los Angeles Police Department already had a team in place targeting Internet fraud, not because of a particular problem with child predators.The Valley is home to some 1,500 registered sex offenders, although none of those nabbed in the sting had a record of previous offenses.Sarah’s three sons, aged 17, 15 and 14, were on their devices constantly.She felt isolated and disconnected from them, with no idea what they were actually doing online.