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) Kentucky State Police To Host Internet Crimes Against Children Conference

Date of Release: 11/10/05

(Frankfort, KY)--- The Kentucky State Police, in partnership with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, the FBI, Louisville Metro Police Dept. and the Indiana State Police, is hosting the second annual "Internet Crimes Against Children" conference Nov. 14-16 at the Holiday Inn Hurstbourne in Louisville. The purpose of the meeting is to provide members of the law enforcement community with comprehensive, practical knowledge to successfully investigate and prosecute crimes against children.

"Internet crime against children is a very real danger that we need to be prepared to handle, from prevention to investigation to prosecution," observes Kentucky State Police Commissioner Mark Miller. "This conference will help the law enforcement community take an aggressive stance in fighting online exploitation of our children. It also provides valuable networking opportunities for attendees to familiarize themselves with experts at the local, state and federal levels."

Opening remarks for the conference are scheduled from 8:30-8:45 a.m. EDT on Monday, November 14. Speakers will include U.S. Attorney David Huber, KSP Commissioner Mark Miller and Louisville Metro Police Dept. Chief Robert White. This will be the only session of the conference open to the news media.

Presentations during the three-day program will include topics such as identifying victims of online child pornography, victims rights under the Justice For All Act, introduction to children's advocacy centers, interviewing sexually abused children, interviewing sexual offenders, trying the child exploitation case, working with Yahoo! in criminal investigations, state warrants, search warrants and internet and client-side computer forensics.

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