They say that imprisoning people who arrange over the Internet for sex with those they think are minors stops them from actually sexually abusing children.
Now, 128 local law enforcement agencies work under the state's high-tech crime unit, "Kenner being one of the first and one of the most dedicated," said Mike Johnson, the unit's director.(Download ruling.) Baum said investigators posing as minors can overreach in their attempts to persuade computer users to meet for sex."I have seen the chat logs when law enforcement has been aggressive," he said.Baum said the Legislature has since rewritten the law to erase the vagueness and inconsistency he had found in it.But he said he doesn't think the changes address the constitutional issues he raised.
Mountain of chat logs Defense attorneys say the stigma of child-sex solicitation and the mountain of computer chat logs that prosecutors can use as evidence make the cases tough to fight.