Westword Follows Pedophiles Into Cyberspace

august 30, 2001  03:09 pm
Steve Jackson serves up a compelling expose of what happens when a sexual predator enters a teen chat room. Mike and Cassandra Harris of Colorado’s Jefferson County District Attorney's Crimes Against Children unit were among the first to set up stings of Internet predators, with Cassandra as bait, playing both boys and girls. “The advantage here, of course, over dailies is that instead of telling readers that these men get online and say bad things to children, I could put down in black-and-white what they say and how they say it ... hit the reader over the head with the reality of it,” Jackson tells AAN News in an e-mail.