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North Augusta man arrested on child pornography charges

...Task Force made the arrest.According to Powell, investigators received a cyber-tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, indicating Heffner had uploaded material containing child pornography to a data storage site...
2 plead guilty in sex trafficking of minor

Two people accused of prostituting a teenage girl pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge of conspiracy to engage in the sex trafficking of a minor.
Amber alert wake-up calls put program's effectiveness at risk, local emergency officials say

Every second counts for law enforcement searching for an abducted child ? even when, some authorities say, it means waking many Georgia residents from their slumber.
Grovetown man found guilty of federal child porn charges

A federal jury has returned a guilty verdict against Morgan Chase Woods, 25, of Grovetown, on numerous child pornography charges.
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New York teen missing after spring break trip

COLUMBIA --- The mother of a 17-year-old New York girl who disappeared after a weekend trip to Myrtle Beach said Thursday that it's getting harder to keep up hope that her daughter will be found unharmed.
Children can get caught by Web, authorities warn

When Denise Bates' 14-year-old daughter leaves school, the threat of bullies still lingers in the confines of her home.
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Messages' frequency declining since 2006

ATLANTA --- The number of Amber Alerts issued in Georgia has dropped over the past three years, mirroring a nationwide trend.
Child prostitution busts nab pimps

WASHINGTON --- Hundreds of people have been arrested and 21 children rescued in what the FBI is calling a five-day roundup of networks of pimps who force children into prostitution.
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...National Law Journal Pro Bono Award for its work to create a comprehensive training manual for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that is used to represent families in international child abduction cases. During the past five...
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Authorities are still searching for a teenager who went missing during a bus ride from Albany, Ga., to his home in Augusta.
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