After months of prowling Internet chat rooms, posing as the mother of two young daughters, Detective Michele Deery thought she had a live one: “parafling,” a married, middle-aged man who claimed he wanted to have sex with her kids.But was he just playing a twisted game of seduction?Her parents sent her to Catholic schools, and her mother, a retired district judge, now jokes that she wants her money back.Her daughter’s beat is in the vilest corners of cyberspace, in chat rooms indicating “fetish” or various subgenres of flagrant peccancy.The more frightening and reprehensible the threat, the more license and latitude are given to the police.For a variety of reasons, few of them valid, the child-molester has become the pre-eminent domestic villain of our time. In 1998, in response to growing fears of sexual predation online, Congress provided funds for the Department of Justice to create the Internet Crimes Against Children (icac) task force, which among other things provides federal grants to local police departments for programs to find and apprehend online predators.
There were “players,” those who were just horny and despicable, and there were doers, or at least potential doers, the true bad guys.
The only window is high on the wall, over a tall filing cabinet, and opens into a well, below ground level.
The space feels like a cave, which has always struck Deery as about right, because her job is to talk dirty online to strange men. She has athletic good looks, with tawny skin, big brown eyes, and long straight brown hair that falls over her shoulders.
A gente adora consumir música no celular, nas plataformas digitais, mas não dá pra negar a paixão de pegar um disco físico, se matar pra tirar aquele plástico superdifícil, folhear um encarte lindo, a sensação de colocar o CD inteiro pra tocar em casa… De uma vez só teremos dois shows aguardadíssimos em terras brasileiras, o da aclamada Ladyhawke (nome de palco da cantora neo-zelandesa Philipa Brown) e o da numerosa banda sueca I’m from Barcelona.
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