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Krone, T., Queensland police stings in online chat rooms. Trends and Issues in Crimes and Criminal Justice Retrieved from http://www.aic.gov.au/documents/B/C/E/%7BBCEE2309-71E3-4EFA-A533-A39661BD1D29%7Dtandi301.pdf.

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The article states that if the predator propositions the minor for sex but does not actually follow through, he or she may or may not be convicted. The undercover officer must not initiate any sexual advances, otherwise the case is not valid. All of the convicts examined were male and their ages ranged from 19 to 55. The article asserts that the police stings are important to protecting innocent children.