Most of these offenders are charged with crimes such as statutory rape for non-forcible sexual contact as the victims are, by law, too young to consent.The youth most vulnerable to online sex offenders have histories of sexual or physical abuse, family problems, and tendencies to take risks both on- and offline.
(If they're not having virtual sex.) In other words, to a significant portion of Second Life users, Second Life mostly resembles a larger version of IMVU.
Corporate chatroom startup Slack Technologies has received recent inquiries about a potential takeover from technology companies including Amazon, people with knowledge of the situation said.
A deal could give San Francisco-based Slack a valuation of at least bn (£7.1m), the people said.
He has been charged with suspicion of Internet luring and is being held in the Jefferson County jail on ,000 bail.
The website allows visitors to create a persona with a computer-generated animated figure called an avatar by choosing things such as gender, clothes and skin color.
Though social networking sites like Facebook and My Space have come under fire in recent years as havens for sexual predators, incidents of predators actually contacting teens through these sites are less prevalent than media reports might suggest, according to a study released this week.