New Jersey authorities busted 31 men in a widespread investigation into online sexual predators and exploitation of children through social media and gaming apps, the state attorney general announced on Wednesday.
Men ranging in age from 18 to 65 years old were nabbed between April and June on charges ranging from sexual assault to possession of child sex abuse materials, including child rape videos, Attorney General Grewal said.
“With young people continuing to spend more time on their electronic devices due to the COVID pandemic, we must remain vigilant,” Grewal said in a statement.
“We urge parents and guardians to warn children about the threats that exist on social media and popular gaming sites, and to watch for signs that a child has been subjected to online abuse.”
A menu of people ensnared in New Jersey’s sex offender sting.
Among the accused is 20-year-old Ryan Olson who allegedly played a sick game on social media where victims earned points