Study: Enforcement spurs rise in Web sex arrests

More people have been arrested in recent years for sexually soliciting youths online, but the sharp increase comes from better enforcement, and the Internet remains a relatively safe social environment, researchers said in a new study.In a report to be released Tuesday, the researchers saw a nearly fivefold jump in arrests for soliciting undercover investigators who posed as juveniles – to 3,100 in 2006, from 644 in 2000, the last time the study was conducted.

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