Police then arrested Hakala and charged him with indecent solicitation of a child, distribution of harmful material and child pornography. Lotter created the software in 2008 while volunteering for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in Southern California.
A friend of his, a detective in the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, was working a case involving an 11-year-old girl.
As a parent, it is your responsibility to make sure that your child stays safe online.
Unfortunately, for this to happen you must know your way around a computer and the internet. A child should never know more than a parent does about the internet. If you are looking to block adult websites or websites that have offensive language, it will not do you any good if your teenager knows ways to get around the parental controls that you set.
Instead, the 36-year-old personal trainer was arrested by the Naperville Police Department High Technology Crimes Unit.
The investigative unit tracked Woldman’s communication with the underage girl using RADAR software, a technology developed for law enforcement by Robert Lotter, the CEO of the mobile security company e Agency.
It helped convict Woldman, who pled guilty and was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to register as convicted sex offender for the next ten years.
Does your child use internet chat rooms or social networking websites?
If so, do you know how easy the internet makes it for someone to create a whole new, fake identity?
You may hear that an internet predator approached or kidnapped a child on the news, but you may automatically assume that it will not happen to your child.
Unfortunately, until you understand how the internet works, you really have no idea.