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Attorney General Jackley addresses rise of Internet sex crimes

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Last week we reported that seven sex crimes have been committed against children in the past month in Mitchell. 

One of the crimes was broadcast on the Internet.

Law enforcement say that as technology develops, criminals are finding more outlets to commit crimes on.

latesttInternetrnet sex crime in South Dakota comes out of Mitchell.

A 31-year-old man faces charges including sexual contact with a child under 16 as well as manufacturing or distributing child porn.

Mitchell Police is working with the Department of Criminal Investigation.

"That individual was on a chat room and was engaging in sex acts with a child in a chat room," said Lt. Don Everson, Mitchell Police.

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says with technology developments, he's seen an increaseInternetrnet sex crime.

"One of the down sides of it has given the means or ability to help facilitate the bad guys to pray on the most vulnerable in society and sometimes its children," said Jackley.

Jackley plans to address Congress in the upcoming legislative session about additional tools that would help curve this upward trInternetnternet sex crime, starting with a human trafficking forfeiture statute.

"So that if somebody is human trafficking children or women, we're able to take those proceeds of what they're doing and the equipment that they're using and sell that and use those moneys to give back to victims to use it for further training and law enforcement effort. So that way we don't have to use innocent tax payer moneys to address some of this ongoing concern of protecting children aInternetnternet crimes thoccurringccuring here in South Dakota," said Jackley.

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