Mo. police begin patrolling cyberspace for sexual predators

Training is increasing, cooperation is growing among agencies

By Tim O'Neil    
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Alton, MO -- It was so easy.

Alton police Lt. Jody O'Guinn entered an Internet chat room posing as a young girl. Within a few minutes, he had several "hits" from e-mail addresses claiming to be interested adult males.

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