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Here are the top ten articles for the Missing and Exploited Children Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Preventing Remote Access to Webcams
If your computer has a built in webcam it can be accessed remotely through spyware and other malicious programs. Learn how to protect yourself from being exploited by your webcam from a hacker.
2. Donald Albert Knaust II Arrested Again
In Saint Charles County Missouri 17-year-old Donald Albert Knaust was arrested a second time for additional charges involving the molestation of children under 14 years of age. If you know Knaust or believe your children may have had contact with him please contact the O'Fallon Police Department.
3. Sam Shelton Confession Tape Released by Judge
Today Saint Clair County, Illinois, Judge Milton Wharton released the taped police confession of a twenty-six year old teacher who had a relationship with a seventeen- year old student. The teacher, Samson R. Shelton, will go on trial later this year for the attempted murder of Ashley Reeves.
4. Home Sweet Home or Home Safe Home
Children are now home for the summer. Is your home safe? Consider some of the following ideas to help protect children at home from exploitation and strangers.
5. Joseph Fritzl Keeps Daughter Hostage 24 Years
Joseph Fritzl held his daughter, and six of her children born in captivity in a hidden basement room for 24 years. How can this be possible?
6. The Matthew Cecchi Public Safety Act
Family restrooms, or unisex restrooms, not only assist parents with small children in providing a safe environment during times of travel and outings, they also provide disabled families a way to assist an opposite sexed family member who may be unable to toilet completely independently.
7. Tina Isa America's Honor Killing
Honor killings take place mostly in third world countries, although in November of 1989, Saint Louis gained National attention in what became one of the most publicized honor killings in the world.
8. David J. Stevens Arrested Child Rescued
A young child is safe and a child predator has been found and arrested this week in Salinas California. Learn more about how the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Salinas PD, and a public informer worked together to solve this case.
9. Childhood Exploitation - What Does Exploited Mean
We know what the word missing means, but does anyone know what the word exploited means. According to Dictionary.com, exploited is defined, “To employ to the greatest possible advantage” or “To make use of selfishly or unethically.” Put simply, exploited means to manipulate.
10. Grooming Techniques of Predators
When a pedophile takes special care to facilitate a trusting relationship with a child and or the child’s parents, he or she is in the act of grooming. The meticulous grooming pattern begins with a pedophile identifying his or her next victim.
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