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10/06/06 - Lufkin

Parents: Be Concerned About Online Predators

by Ramonica R. Jones

There's been a 400 percent increase in child exploitation investigations. U.S. Attorney Matthew Orwig told this month's First Friday crowd one in five kids has been solicited for sex online.

Drugs are also a crime the Eastern District of Texas has a zero tolerance policy against. Thirty-five percent of all cases prosecuted in that area are drug related.  

The Eastern District of Texas prosecutes about a thousand cases a year in six different cities including Lufkin, Beaumont, and Tyler.

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