Today I came across a child online that I think was the target of a Pedophile. I do not know the child, they just posted on a message board I read. I noticed that no one had posted on a thread, so I clicked on it. Her writing was very juvenile and she sounded in love with a man she had never met. I asked her how old she was, and she replied "I am 14 and he is 20" I told her to break all contact right then.
I got her email and started emailing aback and forth with her. She finally decided to give me the transcripts to their conversation. It made me sick. He was working her. He was telling her everything she wanted to hear. As the conversation went on he got more sexual.
I contacted the police department. The problem is that most departments don't know what to do with situations like this. They talked of jurisdiction and asked me to pump her for more information.
I tell you all this, so that if you ever come across this issue you will know what to do. http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PublicHomeServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US& is a website dedicated to protecting kids. I will let you know what happens with this case.