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BREAKING: Sen. Ossoff’s Bipartisan Bill to Protect Children from Online Predators & Sexual Exploitation Passes U.S. Senate

Bipartisan bill will strengthen Federal protections against sexual abuse of children, including online exploitation

Just this week, the FBI & DOJ warned of rise of sextortion cases targeting teens

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff’s bipartisan bill to protect children from online predators and sexual exploitation passed the U.S. Senate.

Sens. Ossoff’s Preventing Child Sex Abuse Act of 2022 with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) will strengthen Federal protections against the sexual abuse of children, including online exploitation.

“Parents across Georgia are increasingly worried about online sexual predators who are targeting children. I brought Republicans and Democrats together to keep kids safer online and crack down on predators and abusers to the fullest extent of the law,” Sen. Ossoff said.

The bipartisan bill will strengthen Federal laws to specifically provide protection against abusers who coerce children into sexual activity online, such as through messaging platforms or webcams.

This week, the FBI and Justice Department warned of a “significant uptick” in sextortion cases nationwide where minors are coerced into sending sexually explicit photos and then exploited for money.

The bipartisan Preventing Child Sex Abuse Act of 2022 is endorsed by leading child protection and law enforcement organizations, including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC); International Center for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC); National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE); National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys; Rights4Girls; Stop Child Predators; and the Keep Kids Safe Movement.

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