"Always bear in mind that the other person is a stranger.
Take your time to really get to know someone, and ensure he or she is who they say they are.” “If you even get a gut feeling that something is not quite right, ask a friend for advice and their opinion.
According to the criminal complaint, Smith was using Facebook to groom another girl in Minocqua for sex.
Nick Tsinonis, co-founder of Scamalytics, which creates software designed to prevent scammers from targeting people on online dating sites, offered a range of advice as to how to stay safe while interacting with a prospective date online.According to the criminal complaint, Smith used Facebook for sexual conversations with girls.He allegedly had sex with a 17-year-old girl he met through a high school drama program in West Allis.NEW BERLIN (WITI) — It’s a real-life drama for a local acting coach.A man hired to direct high school plays and musicals throughout the state is in jail on child sex charges.RELATED STORY: Sex-trafficking cases hard to crack in Wisconsin RELATED STORY: Appleton man charged with human trafficking Those fighting commercial sex and advocating for women and girls hurt by it, who often are trafficked by pimps, say to truly go after the crime is to end that demand. There are several tactics, from increasing criminal penalties, to educating offenders with a day-long "john school," to "reverse stings," which target men who respond to decoy ads on sites like Backpage. He said he has considered ways of releasing identities through billboards, the news media or postcards sent to offenders' homes.