DA: We are investigating reports of adults seeking sex with minors | Crime-emergencies | #predators | #childpredators | #kids

Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis said Monday her office is investigating multiple reports of adults seeking sex with minors.

One of the incidents under investigation involves a former police officer for a county municipality, she said.

Her statement, in full:

“The District Attorney’s Office has received reports of multiple incidents involving individuals appearing on video to meet minors for the purpose of having illicit sexual contact. One of those incidents, which is alleged to have occurred over the weekend, is reported to involve a former police officer from a Luzerne County municipality. Our office has been investigating these reports and is currently working with the multiple jurisdictions where the incidents are reported to have occurred including Plains Township and Kingston Borough who first contacted us to initiate these investigations. We will release further details to the extent they can be made publicly available while ensuring the integrity of the cases.

Our office and the law enforcement departments with whom we work prioritize internet crimes against children among the most serious and severe cases our county confronts. With modern advances in technology, it daily becomes more difficult to guard against child predation on the internet. It is our goal that the prosecution, conviction and penalty associated with these cases acts as a deterrent to would-be predators, and we will continue to put all available resources into making our streets safer for all of Luzerne County.”

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