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U.S. predators use video games to lure Canadian kids

Winnipeg police have recently investigated seven cases of online predators who lure children through gaming consoles, a problem that is often undetected and under-reported.

Det.-Sgt. Darren Oleksiuk of the Winnipeg Police Service’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit said police are made aware of new cases of luring through online gaming each month and have investigated seven recently.

All but one involved a Winnipeg child interacting with a suspected predator in the United States.

CBC contacted several police organizations across Canada. While many indicated they were aware of cases, none would share details.

Searches of court files found three cases of predators luring children through online games, leading to arrests in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Trois Rivieres, Que. and St. John’s, N.L.

Signy Arnason, the director of Cybertip.ca, said the organization has warned parents about predators using gaming consoles to contact children since 2005.

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Magnus1153d ago (Edited 1153d ago )

Tie a rope around a pedos balls tie the other end to an over pass. Push the sicko off the over pass and watch him swing. Play a game with your friends see how many big rigs can hit him before he dies.

Parents just need to educate their kids more about the internet, online chatrooms and online gaming. And the fact this is CBC which is bad I prefer CTV News myself. As for the Playstation home its not just adults asking sexual favors you can have little sick 12 yr olds out there to.

Kran1152d ago

Anybody who actually disagreed with you there... my god... sickos >:l

clintagious6501152d ago

Wow what freakin sicko's would do this kind of crap. These guys need life in prison so they can be an inmates b1tch.

DigitalSmoke1152d ago

If you raise your kids "fine" then pedo's are a non issue.
All this fear mongering and scaring people is so over exagerated, its basicaly criminal on its own.

I got a 9 month old daughter, and i refuse to see every man/women around her as a threat, this paranoid behaviour does more harm to the child and the community then anything other.

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